Infection Control Compliance Guide: Strategies for the Joint Commission Standards, Third Edition

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9781601463500: Infection Control Compliance Guide: Strategies for the Joint Commission Standards, Third Edition

The Joint Commission overhauled its infection prevention and control chapter of the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals in 2009. It added two new standards, 12 more elements of performance, completely reorganized the numbering system, and added a new scoring system.

And that's not all busy infection control professionals need to understand. Your challenges are compounded by new National Patient Safety Goals on infection control to prevent healthcare-associated infections due to multi-drug resistant organisms, central line-associated bloodstream infections, and surgical site infections.

This book and CD-ROM set is your comprehensive resource to understand the various requirements and put processes in place to ensure compliance. You'll find:

  • Up-to-date explanations of the 2009 standards and National Patient Safety Goals
  • Strategies to comply with each infection control standard and element of performance
  • Downloadable and customizable tools, forms, policies, and templates to save you time as you demonstrate compliance
  • Take a look at the topics covered:

  • The Infection Control Standards and Scoring Guidelines
  • Tracer Methodology
  • Designing a Plan for Survey Readiness
  • Taking Charge of Your Organization’s IC Program
  • Ensuring Needed Resources for Your IC Program
  • Conducting an IC Risk Assessment
  • Achieving IC Goals
  • Your IC Plan
  • Preparing for an Influx of Infectious Patients
  • Implementing Your IC Plan
  • Medical Equipment, Devices, and Supplies
  • Protecting Patients and Staff from Infectious Disease
  • Your Influenza Vaccination Program
  • Evaluation of Your IC Program
  • Introduction to National Patient Safety Goals
  • The Hand Hygiene Safety Goal
  • The Sentinel Event Safety Goal
  • The Multidrug-Resistant Organism Safety Goal
  • The Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infection Safety Goal
  • The Surgical Site Infection Safety Goal
  • The Patient Education Safety Goal
  • Overlap of IC on Other Standards
  • Infection Control Compliance Guide, Third Edition, also looks at relevant emergency management, environment of care, and leadership standards that relate to infection control.

    This concise, easy-to-use third edition of a best seller is your blue print to infection control success. Use it to craft and maintain a compliant infection prevention program that meets compliance and protects the health of your patients and staff.

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