Home Health Infection Control: A Manual for Compliance and Quality

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Home Health Infection Control: A Manual for Compliance and Quality

 

Author: Elizabeth I. Gonzalez, RN, BSN

The Conditions of Participation (CoP) expect every agency to maintain an effective infection control program as part of its overall quality assessment and performance improvement efforts. An infection control program in homecare is also enforced by OSHA, CDC, and state and local laws. To maintain quality and compliance, it is crucial for every agency to implement such a program.

Home Health Infection Control: A Manual for Compliance and Quality provides all of the information, forms, and tools that an agency needs to ensure it has a compliant infection control program. This updated manual is not just a narrative of what an agency needs to do; it provides customizable policies and procedures in order to create a compliant program that fits the agency’s needs.

In addition to infection control policies and procedures, this manual includes competency training for agency staff as well as training for patients, who have a direct role in preventing infection.

This manual will provide:

  • Everything an agency needs to ensure it has a compliant infection control program
  • Competency training for staff
  • Patient/family education on infection: expected outcome of treatment, preventing the spread of infection to family members or caretakers, and avoiding overuse of antibiotics
  • Employee vaccination recommendations from the Infection Action Coalition
  • Vaccination recommendations specific to elders (tetanus, zoster, pneumonia)
  • Up-to-date CDC and OSHA guidance to ensure your program is current
  • Information on new infection control issues, including MRSA infections and wound vac procedures

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: Purposes and Objectives

  • Introduction
  • The Purposes of an Infection Control Program
  • The Objectives of an Infection Control Program
  • Sample Form: Infection Control Policy

Chapter 2: Policies and Procedures

  • Introduction
  • Sample Policy: Infection Control Program
  • Sample Procedure: Hand Washing
  • Sample Procedure: Hand Hygiene
  • Sample Procedure: Personal Protective Equipment
  • Sample Procedure: Gloves
  • Sample Procedure: Latex Sensitivity
  • Sample Procedure: Nursing Bag Technique
  • Sample Procedure: Blood Specimen Collection
  • Sample Procedure: Urine Specimen Collection
  • Sample Procedure: Stool Specimen Collection
  • Sample Procedure: Sputum Specimen Collection
  • Sample Procedure: Infection Control Practices During Wound Care and Dressing Changes
  • Sample Procedure: Infection Control Practices During Daily Personal Care
  • Sample Procedure: Handling Waste and Disposables
  • Sample Procedure: Environmental Practices
  • Sample Procedure: Handling Linens
  • Sample Procedure: Blood and Body Fluids Exposure Incident
  • Sample Procedure: Blood and Body Fluids Exposure Control Plan
  • Sample Procedure: Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Sample Procedure: Influenza Vaccine
  • Sample Procedure: Tuberculosis Exposure Incident
  • Sample Procedure: Tuberculosis Exposure Control and Respiratory Protection Plan
  • Sample Procedure: OSHA Record Requirements
  • Sample Procedure: Hazard Communication

Chapter 3: Staff Education and Competency

  • Introduction
  • Staff Education
  • Outline for Educational Session
  • Sample Test
  • Personal Protective Equipment for Patient Care and Contact
  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy and Competencies
  • Infection Control Competencies

Chapter 4: Patient Education

  • Introduction
  • Teaching Your Patients
  • General Infection Control Principles at Home
  • Teaching Programs
  • Sample Templates

 

Chapter 5: Quality Improvement and Infection Control

  • Introduction
  • The Role of Infection Control in Quality Improvement
  • Tracking and Trending Infections
  • Quality Improvement in Action: A Case Study

Chapter 6: Resources and References

  • Introduction
  • Glossary
  • Employee Exposure Determination
  • Resources
  • References


Published: April 2014


Product Number: HHICM

Reviewed for accuracy: 2014-02-24

Price: $149