Additional Resources for DICON Members
1. Toolkits for Influenza, MRSA, Disinfection and Sterilization, and Klebsiella Pneumoniae Carbapenemases (KPC)
Periodically, DICON staff will publish and distribute "toolkits" here to member institutions. Each toolkit contains Powerpoint presentations, policy statements, case studies, and newsletters which may be printed out for distribution at each institution.
2. Access to the DICON Private Channel located on the QuantiaMD website
We partnered with QuantiaMD, an online community of practicing clinicians committed to improving the quality of patient care and safety, to enhance communication between DICON and our member hospitals. We created a “Private Community” on the QuantiaMD website to provide personnel at DICON hospitals with easy access to valuable clinical resources. DICON members can now access expert lectures, cases, research and discussions, on the web or on their mobile phones. Educational material on the DICON/QuantiaMD private channel includes free CME courses, interactive cases, Grand Rounds presentations, and updates on various medical topics.
3. DICON Newsletters
We issue monthly newsletters to keep hospital infection control professionals, nurses, and physicians up-to-date about technical, timely, and important news regarding infection control topics.
4. Educational programs presented at prior DICON-sponsored Symposia
All presentations and educational materials distributed at each of the DICON annual symposia held since Fall 2004. In addition to the educational materials described above, hospitals using DICON services can send infection control and other personnel involved in infection control activities to our annual DICON Educational Symposium at no additional charge. These symposia are designed to enhance and supplement the educational programs available on our website.
5. Position Statements
Position statements provide information and opinions from our professional staff about various topics related to infection control. These position statements deal with common questions or issues.