Korean J Nosocomial Infect Control.  2002 Dec;7(2):161-169.

A study on the projected Workfore of Certified Infection Control Nurse in Korea

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  • 1Department of Nursing, Sanmyook University, Korea. kimio@syu.ac.kr

Abstract


objective
A suggestion of the projected workforce of Certified Infection Control Nurse in Korea Methods : I) Demand model was used for the projected workforce of Certified Infection Control Nurse . 2) Time series regression equation was used for the suggestion of the number of general hospitals and hospitals 3) Expert in infection control were contacted to get an opinion and information about the criteria of distribution and scope of Certified Infection Control Nurse. 4) National and international internet data were collected. 5) The demand of Certified Infection Control Nurse were analyzed by legislative criteria and recommended criteria of advanced nation (1) Maximal demand of Certified Infection Control Nurse: full responsibility and intra hospital concurrent responsibility (2) Minimal demand of Certified Infection Control Nurse: full responsibility and inter hospital concurrent responsibility (3) Demand of SENIC project of CDC in U.S.A: 1 Certified Infection Control Nurse every 250 beds.
Results
In maximal demand. there will be 559 Certified Infection Control Nurse needed in 2002, and 746 in 2010. In minimal demand, there will be 272 Certified Infection Control Nurse needed in 2002, and 316 in 2010. On the basis of criteria of SENIC project. there will be 588-915 Certified Infection Control Nurse needed in 2002, 628-972 Certified Infection Control Nurse needed in 2010.
Conclusion
In case of concurrent responsibility, intra hospital concurrent responsibility is more desirable than inter hospital concurrent responsibility, and infection control work must be major job in their work.

Keyword

Certified Nurse Specialist; Infection Control; Projected workforce
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