Infection Control: A Practical Guide for Health Care Facilities

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Infection Control: A Practical Guide for Health Care Facilities is the one source that provides you with everything you need to implement a proper infection-control program in a wide variety of health care settings - and stay up to speed with developments on both the legal and medical sides.

This highly practical resource delivers:

• A comprehensive - and valuable - overview of proper infection prevention, surveillance, and control activities in an easily retrievable format
• Practical tools for effectively and efficiently administering an infection control program
• Ready-to-use policies and procedures essential to the infection prevention and control function
• Numerous related resources such as disease fact sheets, position descriptions, job-specific competency statements, and performance programs

Infection Control: A Practical Guide for Health Care Facilities supplies the practical tools and proven guidance that enable you to immediately:

• Establish a new infection control program and properly manage an existing one
• Stay completely up to date with national standards and relevant policies
• Access proven solutions to common infection-control problems
• Follow practical advice on daily, area-specific infection-control concerns (operating room, dialysis, etc.) from experienced infection control practitioners
• Quickly and efficiently develop infection control job description and evaluation protocols

Infection Control: A Practical Guide for Health Care Facilities also includes a BONUS CD-ROM featuring many of the sample policies & procedures, forms, worksheets, checklists and other practical tools that are featured in the book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735563209
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 10/9/2008
  • Format: Ringbound
  • Pages: 1
  • Product dimensions: 11.70 (w) x 11.60 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents


• Background
• Mandate for Infection Control
• Prevention
• Surveillance
• Risk Factors
• Regulation
• The Role of the Infection Control Preventionist
• Ensuring Patient Safety
• Exhibit 1-1 Core Elements of the Infection Control Discipline
• Exhibit 1-2 Preventing Infection Transmission
• Exhibit 1-3 Hand Hygiene Efforts to Prevent the Spread of Infection
• Exhibit 1-4 Impact of Hand Hygiene on MRSA and Nosocomial Infections
• Exhibit 1-5 Chain of Infection


• Introduction
• Structure
• Scope
• Responsibility for the Infection Control Function
• Human Resources
• Infection Control Committee
• Authority of the Chairperson of the ICC
• Infection Control Manual
• Attention to Health Care–Associated Infections
• Surveillance Methodology
• Infection Control Risk Assessment
• Annual Surveillance Plan
• Annual Program Evaluation
• Summary
• Appendix 2-1 Position Descriptions, Job-Specific Competency Statements, and Performance Programs
• Exhibit 2-1 Settings Where an Infection Control Program Can Be Found
• Exhibit 2-2 Reporting Structure for Large Acute-Care Facility
• Exhibit 2-3 Infection Control Team Activities
• Exhibit 2-4 Reporting Structure for Ambulatory Surgery Facilities
• Exhibit 2-5 Reporting Structure for Long-Term Care Facilities
• Exhibit 2-6 Steps for the Manager Preparing to Conduct a Performance Appraisal
• Exhibit 2-7 ICC Requirements by U.S. State
• Exhibit 2-8 Basic Policies and Procedures to Include in an Infection Control Manual
• Exhibit 2-9 Types of Health Care–Associated Infections
• Exhibit 2-10 Referral Form for Unanticipated Death or Major Permanent Loss of Function
• Exhibit 2-11 Sample Framework for a Root Cause Analysis
• Exhibit 2-11.1 Integrating Sentinel Event Analysis into Infection Control Practice
• Exhibit 2-12 Infection Control Hospitalwide Risk Assessment
• Exhibit 2-13 Sample Completed Facilitywide Infection Control Risk Assessment
• Exhibit 2-14 Infection Control Plan
• Exhibit 2-15 Infection Control Program Review/Evaluation
• Exhibit 2-16 Sample Position Description: Hospital Epidemiologist (Non-Teaching Professional)
• Exhibit 2-17 Sample Position Description: Director, Infection Control Program (Non-Teaching Professional)
• Exhibit 2-18 Sample Position Description: Staff Associate/Infection Control Practitioner (Non-Teaching Professional)
• Exhibit 2-19 Sample Assessment of Organizational and Departmental/Job-Specific Competencies
• Exhibit 2-20 Performance Program, Director Infection Control (Non-Teaching Professional)
• Exhibit 2-21 Performance Program, Infection Control Practitioner (Non-Teaching Professional)
• Exhibit 2-22 Performance Evaluation for Non-Teaching Professional Employees


• General Principles of Epidemiology
• Surveillance Strategies
• Colonization versus Infection
• Prevention
• Conclusion
• Appendix 3-1 CDC-Defined Health Care–Associated Infections
• Exhibit 3-1 Post-Discharge Surveillance Report
• Exhibit 3-2 Infection Control Post-Discharge Surveillance Form
• Exhibit 3-3 Infection Control Surveillance Worksheet
• Exhibit 3-4 Multidrug-Resistant Organisms in Non-Hospital Health Care Settings
• Exhibit 3-5 Epidemic Curve of Outbreak of Gastroenteritis by Day of Onset
• Exhibit 3-6 Epidemic Curve of Varicella Outbreak

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