"The Role of Personal Protective Equipment in Infection Prevention History" by Phenelle Segal

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Infection Control Consulting Services (ICCS) President Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, has contributed a new column on personal protective equipment  (PPE) to Infection Control Today.

In the article, she discusses a wide range of topics, including the following:
  • Early and current use of PPE
  • Guidelines
  • Evolution across the continuum of care
  • Special circumstances for PPE use
  • Recent controversies in the surgery setting

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Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, FAPIC

Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, FAPIC, is the founder and president of Infection Control Consulting Services LLC (ICCS). Phenelle has more than 30 years' experience providing customized comprehensive infection control and prevention services to healthcare facilities nationwide. Her services focus on assisting hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, dental office and oral surgery practices, doctor's offices, nursing homes and other organizations with implementing and maintaining an infection control program that: complies with The Joint Commission, AAAHC, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) and other regulatory agencies; respond to situations of noncompliance; and improve the processes for reducing risk.