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Hospice Infection Control Program: Tools for Compliance
Sarah Massie, R.N.
Looseleaf Manual: 253 pages, 11.5" x 11"
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The CMS Hospice Conditions of Participation requires Medicare-certified hospices to have an effective infection control program in place. Based on Beacon Health’s best-selling IC program for homecare, this hospice-specific manual offers a step-by-step approach to creating a program that meets this requirement. This toolkit includes a section devoted to inpatient hospice units where special infection control measures must be considered.
Real-world examples and case studies, as well as customizable, reproducible forms will help you establish a program that educates hospice staff, caregivers, patients, and family members on ways to prevent the transmission of infectious and communicable diseases. You will learn how to:
Implement important protocols and quality improvement measures to prevent infections related to infusion therapy, urinary tract and respiratory tract care, wound care, and bloodborne and airborne pathogens
Apply important contact, droplet, and airborne precautions in hospice inpatient units, where possibility of infection transmission is high
Train staff on policies and procedures, measure and ensure competency, and monitor compliance
Educate patients and caregivers on ways to prevent the spread of disease and infection
Determine which personal protective equipment to consider for patient care and contact
Each chapter includes reproducible and customizable forms (in binder and on CD-ROM) to verify staff competency on each topic:
Infection control program purposes and objectives
Personal protective equipment for patient care and contact
Infection control competencies
Patient teaching programs
Patient infection report
Patient infection report summary log
Ideal for hospice educators, administrators, and directors.
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