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The APIC/JCR Infection Prevention and Control Workbook, Third Edition
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The APIC/JCR Infection Prevention and Control Workbook, Third Edition

Best-selling workbook co-published with APIC!

Release Date: January 2017. 230 pages.

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Edited by infection prevention and control experts Barbara M. Soule, RN, MPA, CIC, FSHEA, FAPIC, and Kathleen Meehan Arias, MS, MT(ASCP), SM(AAM), CIC
 
Foreword by Paula Wilson, President and CEO of Joint Commission Resources, and Katrina Crist, MBA, CAE, CEO of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
 
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.
 
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, with writable versions available on the included flash drive
  • Coverage of all health care settings accredited by The Joint Commission

Standards: Infection Prevention and Control (IC); National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG)

Settings: All health care settings

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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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword by Paula Wilson, President and CEO of Joint Commission Resources, and Katrina Crist, MBA, CAE, CEO of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology 
 
Setting the Stage: An Introduction to Infection Prevention and Control and Joint Commission Accreditation 
By Barbara M. Soule, RN, MPA, CIC, FSHEA, FAPIC; and Lisa Waldowski, DNP(c), MS, APRN, CIC
Background 
Creating a Comprehensive Infection Prevention and Control Program 
The Joint Commission Approach to Infection Prevention and Control  
Using the APIC/JCR Infection Prevention and Control Workbook 
 
About the Contributors 
 
Acknowledgments 
 
Chapter 1: Designing and Managing an Effective Infection Prevention and Control Program 
By Kathleen Meehan Arias, MS, MT(ASCP), SM(AAM), CIC
Designing an Effective Infection Surveillance, Prevention, and Control Program 
Managing the Infection Prevention and Control Program 
Joint Commission Standards Applicable to the Infection Prevention and Control Program 
The Joint Commission Deemed Status Option 
Related Standards 
Responsibility and Accountability for Preventing Infections 
Summary  
Further Resources 
 
Chapter 2: The Role of Leadership in Infection Prevention and Control 
By Mary Lou Manning, PhD, CRNP, CIC, FNAP, FAAN
Leadership Influence on IPC Performance 
Related Joint Commission Leadership Standards 
Summary 
Further Resources 
 
Chapter 3: A Risk-Based Approach to Infection Prevention: Creating an Infection
Prevention and Control Plan 
By Barbara M. Soule, RN, MPA, CIC, FSHEA, FAPIC
Using a Risk-Based Approach to Infection Prevention 
Exploring Standard IC.01.03.01 
Creating an Infection Prevention and Control Plan 
Critical Steps in Performing a Risk Assessment 
Reevaluating the Risk Assessment 
Exploring Standard IC.01.05.01: The [Organization] Has an Infection Prevention and Control Plan 
Evaluating the IPC Plan and Program 
Developing an Infection Prevention and Control Plan 
Summary 
Further Resources 
 
Chapter 4: Implementing an Effective Surveillance Program 
By Kathleen Meehan Arias, MS, MT(ASCP), SM(AAM), CIC
Background 
Joint Commission Standards Related to Developing and Implementing the Surveillance Program  
Joint Commission Standards Related to Using Surveillance Data 
Joint Commission Standard Related to Investigating Outbreaks of Infectious Disease 
Summary 
Further Resources  
 
Chapter 5: Planning for and Managing Infectious Disease Emergencies 
By Ruth M. Carrico, PhD, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, FSHEA, CIC; and Terri Rebmann, PhD, RN, CIC, FAPIC
Planning for an Influx of Infectious Patients  
Exploring the Standards 
Addressing the Cornerstones of Preparedness  
Ensuring That the Physical Plant Is Ready 
Summary 
Further Resources 
 
Chapter 6: Implementing Clinical Strategies to Reduce Infection Risk  
By Loretta L. Fauerbach, MS, FSHEA, FAPIC, CIC; and Elizabeth E. Tremblay, MPH, CPH, CIC
Exploring Standard IC.02.01.01 
Summary 
Further Resources 
 
Chapter 7: Maintaining a Safe Environment of Care 
By Karen Martin, RN, MPH, CIC; and Kathleen Meehan Arias, MS, MT(ASCP), SM(AAM), CIC
The Impact of the Environment on Infection Prevention and Control Efforts  
Exploring the Infection Prevention and Control and Environment of Care Standards  
Demolition, Renovation, and Construction 
Monitoring and Improving Conditions in the Environment 
Summary 
Further Resources  
 
Chapter 8: Cleaning, Disinfection, and Sterilization of Medical Devices and Equipment 
By Sylvia Garcia-Houchins, RN, MBA, CIC
Exploring Standard IC.02.02.01 
High-Level Disinfection 
Summary 
Further Resources 
 
Chapter 9: Meeting Infection Prevention and Control Challenges in Ambulatory Health
Care Settings 
By Libby F. Chinnes, RN, BSN, CIC; and Kathleen Meehan Arias, MS, MT(ASCP), SM(AAM), CIC
Joint Commission Standards Related to Ambulatory Health Care Settings 
Strategies and Interventions for Meeting the Standards 
Exploring Standard IC.02.01.01. 
Assigning Responsibility and Accountability for Infection Prevention and Control  
Summary  
Further Resources 
 
Chapter 10: Communication Strategies for Infection Prevention and Control Programs 
By Shannon Oriola, RN, BSN, CIC; and Linda R. Greene, RN, MPS, CIC, FAPIC    
Reporting and Communicating About Infections 
Exploring Standard IC.02.01.01 
Summary 
Further Resources 
 
Chapter 11: Occupational Health Issues 
By Vicki Gillie Allen, MSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC
Exploring Standard IC.02.03.01 
Exploring Standard IC.02.04.01  
Summary 
Further Resources 
 
Chapter 12: Evaluating the Effectiveness of an Infection Prevention and Control Program  
By Joan M. Ivaska, BS, MPH, CIC; and Barbara M. Soule, RN, MPA, CIC, FSHEA, FAPIC
Evaluating Program Effectiveness 
Exploring Standard IC.01.03.01 
Cost Evaluation  
Taking a Multidisciplinary Approach to Evaluation  
Summary  
Further Resources 
 
Chapter 13: Integrating Infection Prevention and Control into Patient Safety
and Performance Improvement  
By Kathleen Gase, MPH, CIC, FAPIC
NPSG.07.01.01: Hand Hygiene 
NPSG.07.03.01: Multidrug-Resistant Organisms 
NPSG.07.04.01: Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infections 
NPSG.07.05.01: Surgical Site Infections  
NPSG.07.06.01: Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections 
Managing Sentinel Events Related to Health Care–Associated Infections  
Infection Prevention, Patient Safety, and Performance Improvement 
Summary 
Further Resources 
  
Chapter 14: The Joint Commission Accreditation Process 
By Lisa Waldowski, DNP(c), MS, APRN, CIC; Barbara M. Soule, RN, MPA, CIC, FSHEA, FAPIC; and
Karen Hoffmann, RN, MS, CIC, FSHEA

Intracycle Monitoring (ICM) Profile 
Initial and Unannounced Surveys 
Tracer Methodology 
The New Joint Commission Survey Process 
The Joint Commission and CMS Relationship 
Summary 
Further Resources 

Index

 

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