Michele Messam, CIC, Wooster Community Hospital Infection Preventionist, has been awarded Certification in Infection Control (CIC) by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC).
Certification is obtained by passing an examination which measures knowledge mastery of infection prevention, infection control and epidemiology. Certified CIC professionals must maintain their certification through repeat examinations every five years.
The National Cancer institute reports that 1.2 million new cases of invasive cancer will be diagnosed this year. Half of these patients will receive radiation therapy as part of their management; however, 5% will develop late effects of radiation.
Incontinence or the involuntary loss of urine is a common problem in both men and women. There are several types of incontinence, namely: stress incontinence, urge incontinence, total incontinence, and overflow incontinence. It is essential to establish the type of incontinence, as treatment is different for each type.