Infection Prevention and Control Issues in the Environment of Care®
According to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 2 million patients in the United States acquire a healthcare-associated infection in the hospital each year, and about 90,000 of these patients die because of their infection. Infections are also a complication of care in other settings including long term care organizations, clinics and dialysis centers.
Infection Prevention and Control Issues in the Environment of Care®, Second Edition continues to address unique infection control issues for all healthcare settings by helping organizations do the following:
- • Explore the connection between Joint Commission IC and EC standards
- • Conduct risk assessments before, during, and after construction
- • Focus on personnel/staff issues
- • Tackle equipment and environmental services needs
- • Address utility maintenance and use
- • Focus on life-threatening emergency management issues
- • Use PI/PM to track data on these issues
This important resource helps keep your infection preventionist and environment of care professionals connected to areas that could affect your organization's prevention efforts.