The Apic/Jcr Infection Prevention And Control Workbook, Third Edition (Soft Cover)
Publish Date: 2017-02-08
Author: Joint Commission Resources
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This updated version of a JCR best-seller, developed and co-published in partnership with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), addresses infection prevention and control in all types of health care settings. The book discusses and clarifies Joint Commission requirements for infection prevention and control and offers a wealth of tools for organizations to assess and improve their infection prevention and control activities. Edited by infection prevention and control experts Barbara Moore Soule and Kathleen Meehan Arias, and written by a host of practitioners, the workbook format encourages organizations to develop action plans to address infection control issues found in the self-assessment. This new edition features updated chapters and tools, including new chapters on implementing a successful surveillance program; infection prevention and control priorities in ambulatory health care; cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization of equipment, devices, and supplies, and much more. Key Topics: Designing and Managing An Effective Infection Prevention and Control Program The Role of Leadership in Infection Prevention and Control Planning for and Managing Infectious Disease Emergencies Implementing Clinical Strategies to Reduce Infection Risk Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization of Medical Devices and Equipment Integrating Infection Prevention and Control into Patient Safety and Performance Improvement Key Features: A wealth of infection prevention and control strategies for standards compliance, performance improvement, and patient safety Expert advice from infection preventionists from The Joint Commission, Joint Commission Resources, and the Associations for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology A variety of tools, forms, and checklists throughout the text, with writable versions available on the included flash drive Coverage of all health care settings accredited by The Joint Commission Key Audience: Infection preventionists Facilities managers Accreditation professionals Patient safety officers Performance and quality improvement staff Risk managers Emergency managers Nursing staff