Infection Control Issues in the Environment of Care
Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
Softcover: 166+ pages
Size: 8.2" x 10.8"
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Disease-causing organisms result in nearly 2 million infections in hospitals each year, and nearly 88,000 individuals die as a direct or indirect result of these infections. Although the majority of health care-associated infections involve clinical factors, a significant number of deaths have been linked to environmental failures, such as the presence of waterborne or airborne microbes, construction-related contamination, and more.
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Infection Control Issues in the Environment of Care addresses the unique infection control issues within the environment of care for all health care settings. Using Joint Commission standards, nationally-recognized guidelines, and federal requirements as a foundation, Infection Control Issues in the Environment of Care will help you
- Break down the infection control (IC) issues into specific categories (personnel, equipment, utilities, building, construction, and performance measurement and improvement)
- Explore the intersection of IC and EC issues
- Benefit from examples of how to assess IC risks
- Learn tips on how EC and IC professionals can work together to make improvements in IC programs and EC management plans
- Understand how to apply performance measurement and improvement to IC
JCAHO's mission is to continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care organizations. The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization, established more than 50 years ago. Joint Commission is governed by a board that includes physicians, nurses, and consumers. Joint Commission sets the standards by which health care quality is measured in America and around the world. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the US. An independent, not-for-profit organization, the Joint Commission is the nation's predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Since 1951, the Joint Commission has maintained state-of-the-art standards that focus on improving the quality and safety of care provided by health care organizations. The Joint Commission's comprehensive accreditation process evaluates an organization's compliance with these standards and other accreditation requirements.
Joint Commission Resources, Inc. (JCR), an affiliate of JCAHO, is a global, knowledge-based organization which disseminates information regarding accreditation, standards development and compliance, good practices, and health care quality improvement. Joint Commission Resources is dedicated to helping health care organizations world-wide to improve the quality of patient care and achieve peak performance. JCAHO and Joint Commission Resources are your sources for guidance as you achieve peak performance on your next survey, improve your business operations, and most importantly, as you seek to provide higher quality health care services.
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