Chapter Leader's Guide to Infection Control: Practical Insight on Joint Commission Standards
Kari L. Love, RN, BS, MSHS, CIC
Quick, concise standard explanations for infection control chapter leaders
The Chapter Leader’s Guide to Infection Control is designed to examine and explain the Infection Control standards for those who are accountable for compliance. Included are tools and techniques for helping busy professionals focus on the important components of effective infection prevention. Also included is a checklist designed to assist with maintaining continuous readiness.
Plus, to make staff training easy, this guide includes a downloadable PowerPoint® presentation highlighting key compliance takeaways.
Benefits of The Chapter Leader’s Guide to Infection Control:
- Learn how to implement an effective infection prevention program
- Empower your chapter leaders to develop infection prevention and control plans
- Increase your organization’s focus on the Infection Control standards as they relate to patient safety
Table of Contents
Introduction: How This Handbook Can Help You
Part I: Infection Prevention and Control in the Organization
Infection Control Standards Overview
Structure, Authority, and Accountability
Leadership, Patient Safety, and Infection Prevention
Leadership Standards Related to Infection Prevention and Control
Risk Assessment – Foundation of the Infection Prevention Program
Part II: Setting and Achieving Goals
Developing an Infection Prevention and Control Plan
Preparing for an Influx of Infectious Patients
Implementation of the Plan
Part III: Program Evaluation
Evaluating Your Program
National Patient Safety Goals for the ICP
List of tools:
Infection Control Chapter PowerPoint® Presentation
Survey Readiness Checklist
Who will benefit?
Accreditation coordinator, accreditation specialist, survey coordinator, Joint Commission survey coordinator, chapter leader, facility manager, infection control preventionist, infection control expert, infection control specialist
Earn Continuing Education Credits
National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ)
This activity is pending approval by the National Association of Healthcare Quality for CE credits.
About the Author
Kari L. Love, RN, BS, MSHS, CIC, is director of infection prevention and epidemiology at Nebraska Methodist Health System in Omaha, NE. In her 26 years in healthcare, she has practiced in a variety of settings including large healthcare corporations, university affiliated hospitals, and community hospitals as a nurse, public health liaison, patient safety specialist, or as an infection preventionist.
Faculty Disclosure Statement: HCPro Inc. has confirmed that none of the faculty/presenters or contributors have any relevant financial relationships to disclose related to the content of this educational activity.
Published: June 2012