Learn how to stop an outbreak before it spreads primary care physicians will be on the front lines to detect, treat and manage an infectious disease outbreak when it hits.
Here is the guide clinicians need to understand how infection control (IC) applies to them in the ambulatory process. Infection Control Manual for the Physician’s Office describes the steps physicians and their staff should take to protect patients, staff, and the environment and prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
Your copy of the Infection Control Manual for the Physician’s Office includes:
- IC risk assessment forms specific to the physician’s office
- Medical device cleaning checklist for clinical staff
- Pre-employment vaccination checklist
- Bloodborne pathogen risk assessment
- Bloodborne pathogen post-exposure counseling materials
Develop the right IC program for your practice’s unique needs
Many physicians who operate their own practice have nowhere to turn for a resource to help develop an IC program. There are guidelines for other medical environments, such as acute-care hospitals or long term care facilities, which have many staff and departments that can assist in implementing and maintaining an IC plan.
Those guidelines won’t work in a physician’s office. In most offices, it’s the medical assistants who perform the majority of the work and have the responsibility to oversee IC efforts—with little professional training.
Infection Control Manual for the Physician’s Office will help you work with medical assistants and the entire office team and create a workable plan to manage such IC topics as hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette, office disinfection, and sterilization.
Take a look at some of the topics covered in this book and CD-ROM set:
- Overview: Transmission of organisms
- Patient triage
- Standard Precautions
- Transmission-based Precautions
- Safety of Healthcare Workers
- Avoiding infection from patients
- The Environment
- Waste disposal
- Sterilization and disinfection
- General housekeeping
- IC and office design
Infection Control Manual for the Physician’s Office is a user-friendly resource packaged in a portable 8 x 11 binder that lays flat on the desk for easy use and snaps opens so you can add your own policies and procedures.
Get a jump start developing your customer IC program
You won’t need to spend time developing forms and writing procedures because the accompanying CD-ROM includes all of the forms in the book. Just download and customize them for your office and get your custom IC program in place quickly and easily.
Meet the Author
Gwen M Rogers, RN, BS, MS, CIC, has been in the nursing field for 25 years, and certified in infection control for the past 13 years. She is the founder of Medical Insight LCC, a legal nurse consulting service, and co-founder of RNC NurseWork Inc. She is a former president of the Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc., Pine Tree Chapter, and is currently involved in the Department of Human Service Infectious Disease Workgroup.
Published: April 2008