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Health Wellness & Communication

This Libguide is to provide you with clinical reliable resources on various health topics to communicate and promote awareness as part of Health Awareness Day/Week/Month across the year.

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Accessed from Wegner Health Science's list of databases.

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Infection control practices are critical to reduce the transmission of infections from one person to another, such as from a healthcare worker to a patient or vice versa. See:
Everyday healthy habits that prevent the spread of disease.
Infection control practices for health care settings and long-term care facilities.
What is Infection Control?
In health care and public health practice settings, infection control includes various measures that prevent and contain the spread of infectious disease. These measures include:
  • Hand Washing
  • Infection control standard, contact, droplet, and airborne precautions
  • Procedures for decontamination of persons and disinfection of equipment and the environment
  • Quarantine of contacts (if necessary)
  • Prophylaxis of exposed individuals
  • Control of the vectors of infection
History of Infection Control
This article Open Access represents brief history on 'Infection Control', check it out.

To know more on Infection Control guidelines, please visit the following pages:
Additionally, the South Dakota Department of Health provides Evidence-Based Guidance for Infection Control, found here Open Access.

Legislations on Infection Control in the State of South Dakota
Find some laws and rules in South Dakota here Open Access.
Type 'infection control' between quotations in the search box provided on the top right of the webpage.

COVID-19 & Infection Control
These are some reliable resources that discuss the topic of COVID-19 and infection control articles, click here Open Access. For Infection Control Guidance for Health Care Professionals about COVID-19, click here Open Access.
Not much has been published about Infection Control in South Dakota, check here.

Important and most recent “Infection Control” books can be found here.
Wegner Library has a very good collection of electronic and hard copy books as well, please check some here.

Below are some databases that have subject/ category of endocrinology already filtered.

Wegner Library has access to all Quartile One (Q1) journals for the category ‘Public Environment & Occupational Health’, ‘Microbiology’ and ‘Infectious Diseases’ exported from Journal Citation Report (Clarivate).
The list is present below.

If you need help retrieving the rest of the journals that lie in the other Quartiles, or help in analysis and evaluation of any journal, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Evidence-based Updates & News
To receive clinically significant, reliable, and secondary evidence updates in your chosen specialty/ies, register in: 
To get more updates on News about Infection Control, check here Open Access.

Hit Parade
Find out more about the most popular topics in research here

Get Certified
The Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (CBIC) endorses the concept of voluntary, periodic certification for all infection prevention and control professionals meeting educational and practice requirements. Get started here.
Resources for Health Care Professionals offers information about Lifestyle Changes, Health Equity, Self-Measured Blood Pressure (SMBP) Monitoring, Medication Adherence, Standardizing and Improving Patient Care, and Identifying Patients With Hypertension, please click here.
Resources for Public for Health Professionals offers more about Communication Tools, Health Equity Tools, Evidence-Based Policy Tools, Hypertension Maps, Data, and Statistical Reports, please click here.
If you want to look up Open Educational Resources in Google and Youtube, please follow the steps in the video below.


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