Infection control nurses are specifically trained to reduce the number of infections contracted by patients while they are in a health care facility. This position helps reduce the spread of infectious disease within a hospital facility. Infection control nurses review bacterial cultures from infected patients and attempt to determine how the infection might have been contracted and what methods can be employed to prevent the spread of the infection to other patients. The infection control nurse provides instructions to nurses, doctors and hospital staff to ensure that they are using effective sanitation procedures and sanitary health care practices. If an infection quickly spreads within a health care facility or an especially dangerous infection appears the infection control nurse is responsible for notifying the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

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