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.
"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.