Whether you need to modify an existing TB infection control plan, or you're building a program from scratch, The CDC's Tuberculosis Guidelines: Key Strategies for Compliance will be your first resource in finding simple, to-the-point strategies for complying with the updates. Written by an infection control professional, this easy-to-read reference book filters out the non-essential information from the guidelines, and cuts right to the issues that will affect you. It will save you valuable time by breaking down the updates into manageable, logical pieces and walking you, step-by-step, through the most critical changes. In easy-to-understand language, The CDC's Tuberculosis Guidelines: Key Strategies for Compliance covers the most challenging changes from 1994 until now, explains how they'll affect your healthcare setting, and provides practical strategies on how to comply. Plus, a companion CD-ROM provides worksheets, forms, and checklists you can customize, print out, and distribute to your staff right away! Use these tools to help prevent the transmission of TB at your facility and stay in compliance with the CDC.
Renée Patterson, CSP, is the loss-control administrator for Tendercare/Michigan, Inc., the state's largest long-term care provider. For the provider's nursing homes, an assisted living center, and acute rehab hospital, she handles matters as wide ranging as loss prevention; employee, resident, and visitor safety; infection control policy; and corporate compliance and chart reviews for litigated claims. As a former infection control manager for a regional medical center, Patterson has created customer service and training materials, developed and maintained compliance programs, conducted epidemiologic studies and investigations, crafted bioterrorism response plans, and created infection control policies and procedures.