The APIC/JCR Infection Prevention and Control Workbook

The APIC/JCR Infection Prevention and Control Workbook
3rd Ed.
2017 © Joint Commission Resources
Barbara M. Soule, RN, MPA, CIC, FSHEA, FAPIC; Kathleen Meehan Arias, MS, MT(ASCP), SM(AAM), CIC
ISBN-10: 1-59940-944-5 / ISBN-13: 978-1-59940-944-3
Infectious Diseases, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement


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
  • • 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

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Specialty Score: 2.93 Health Sciences - Infectious Disease
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This edition provides relevant information, including in areas where there have been changes in the past three to four years."

-- Dyanne Medlock, BSN (VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System) Doody's Review


This title is targeted at infection preventionists. Infectious disease and epidemiology practitioners, as well as those in administrative roles in the area of infection prevention and control, would benefit from this resource. The authors are the leading experts in the infection prevention community, APIC, and the Joint Commission.

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