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    Infection Control A Practical Guide for Health Care Facilities

    ISBN-10: 0735563209
    ISBN-13: 9780735563209
    Edition: 2008
    Description: 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  More...
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    Copyright Year: 2008
    Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
    Publication Date: 10/9/2008
    Binding: Looseleaf - sheets only 
    Size: 11.25" wide x 11.00" long x 2.00" tall
    Weight: 5.192
    Language: English

    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 formatPractical tools for effectively and efficiently administering an infection control programReady-to-use policies and procedures essential to the infection prevention and control functionNumerous 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 oneStay completely up to date with national standards and relevant policiesAccess proven solutions to common infection-control problemsFollow practical advice on daily, area-specific infection-control concerns (operating room, dialysis, etc.) from experienced infection control practitionersQuickly 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.

    Introduction
    Background
    Mandate for Infection Control
    Prevention
    Surveillance
    Risk Factors
    Regulation
    The Role of the Infection Control Preventionist
    Ensuring Patient Safety
    Core Elements of the Infection Control Discipline
    Preventing Infection Transmission
    Hand Hygiene Efforts to Prevent the Spread of Infection
    Impact of Hand Hygiene on MRSA and Nosocomial Infections
    Chain of Infection
    Infection Control Program Infrastructure
    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
    Position Descriptions, Job-Specific Competency Statements, and Performance Programs
    Settings Where an Infection Control Program Can Be Found
    Reporting Structure for Large Acute-Care Facility
    Infection Control Team Activities
    Reporting Structure for Ambulatory Surgery Facilities
    Reporting Structure for Long-Term Care Facilities
    Steps for the Manager Preparing to Conduct a Performance Appraisal
    ICC Requirements by U.S. State
    Basic Policies and Procedures to Include in an Infection Control Manual
    Types of Health Care-Associated Infections
    Referral Form for Unanticipated Death or Major Permanent Loss of function
    Sample Framework for a Root Cause Analysis
    Integrating Sentinel Event Analysis into Infection Control Practice
    Infection Control Hospitalwide Risk Assessment
    Sample Completed Facilitywide Infection Control Risk Assessment
    Infection Control Plan
    Infection Control Program Review/Evaluation
    Sample Position Description: Hospital Epidemiologist (Non-Teaching Professional)
    Sample Position Description: Director, Infection Control Program (Non-Teaching Professional)
    Sample Position Description: Staff Associate/Infection Control Practitioner (Non-Teaching Professional)
    Sample Assessment of Organizational and Departmental/Job-Specific Competencies
    Performance Program, Director Infection Control (Non-Teaching Professional)
    Performance Program, Infection Control Practitioner (Non-Teaching Professional)
    Performance Evaluation for Non-Teaching Professional Employees
    Surveillance And Prevention
    General Principles of Epidemiology
    Surveillance Strategies
    Colonization versus Infection
    Prevention
    Conclusion
    CDC-Defined Health Care-Associated Infections
    Post-Discharge Surveillance Report
    Infection Control Post-Discharge Surveillance Form
    Infection Control Surveillance Worksheet
    Multidrug-Resistant Organisms in Non-Hospital Health Care Settings
    Epidemic Curve of Outbreak of Gastroenteritis by Day of Onset
    Epidemic Curve of Varicella Outbreak

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