Infection Prevention and Control Issues in the Environment of Care available in Paperback
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According to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 2 million patients in the United States acquire a healthcare-associated infection in the hospital each year, and about 90,000 of these patients die because of their infection. Infections are also a complication of care in other settings including long term care organizations, clinics, and dialysis centers. Infection Prevention and Control Issues in the Environment of Care, Second Edition continues to address unique infection control issues for all health care settings by helping organizations do the following: Explore the connection between Joint Commission IC and EC standards Conduct risk assessments before, during, and after construction Focus on personnel/staff issues Tackle equipment and environmental services needs Address utility maintenance and use Focus on life-threatening emergency management issues Use PI/PM to track data on these issues This important book helps keep your infection preventionist and environment of care professionals connected to areas that could affect your organizations' prevention efforts.