The Infection Prevention Handbook
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From meeting the requirements of regulatory compliance to keeping patients and staff safe to preserving your facility’s reputation, your healthcare organization’s infection prevention and control program is more critical than ever before. The good news is, no matter what challenges you face, you can always fall back on the fundamentals.
Sound infection prevention practices are not hard to grasp—most staff will tell you they take it seriously and know what they need to do—but even the most well-meaning staff member can cause serious problems if they don’t follow the rules.
The Infection Prevention Handbook is a core training resource that offers practical references to help infection prevention and control professionals understand the fundamentals, effectively train staff members, and build a successful program from a strong foundation.
Author and infection prevention and control consultant Libby Chinnes, RN, BSN, CIC, delivers topic-driven analysis of infection control and prevention practices that focuses on the basics. Her hands-on guidance is applicable across every healthcare setting and covers such topics as:
- The role of the infection preventionist
- Setting up and organizing your infection prevention and control program
- Fundamentals of infectious diseases
- Compliance monitoring and performance improvement
- Staff education and training
- Employee health
- Policies and procedures, and more
This hands-on resources also gives you a wide-range of tools, including checklists and policies and procedures, you can customize for use in your specific practice. By sticking to the fundamentals, this book is the perfect resource for healthcare professionals in any setting who need to understand infection prevention and control principles.
Whether you are new to the organization or a seasoned veteran moving into the infection prevention and control arena, you need a blueprint for maintaining an effective and compliant program that keeps your staff and patients safe.
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