Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections: A Guide to Establishing an Effective Infection Prevention Program
Peggy Prinz Luebbert, MS, CSL(ASCP), CIC, CHSP
Libby F. Chinnes, RN, BSN, CIC
Ensure your organization doesn't get hit by value-based purchasing penalties with a thorough healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevention program. This new training resource from HCPro covers everything you need to understand the fundamentals, train staff members, and build a successful infection prevention program and includes companion downloadable tools and templates.
Featuring the latest OSHA and CDC guidelines, Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections: A Guide to Establishing an Effective Infection Prevention Program provides hands-on guidance so you can:
- Establish an effective infection prevention program
- Preventing the spread of HAIs
- Train staff on infection prevention and how to prevent HAIs
- Avoid financial penalties under new value-based purchasing requirements
This book also includes a wide range of tools such as customizable checklists, policies, and procedures.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Overview
Chapter 2: Implementing and Organizing
Chapter 3: The Infection Control Plan
Chapter 4: Policies and Procedures
Chapter 5: Employee Health
Chapter 6: Surveillance
Chapter 7: Monitoring and Reporting
Chapter 8: Public Reporting
Chapter 9: Four Major Sites
Chapter 10: Antimicrobial-Resistant Organisms
Chapter 11: Cleaning and Disinfection
Chapter 12: Outbreak Investigation
Chapter 13: Emergency Preparedness
About the Authors:
Peggy Prinz Luebbert, MS, CSL(ASCP), CIC, CHSP, has worked in the fields of infection prevention and healthcare safety for more than 30 years in a variety of facilities, including large and small acute care hospitals, long-term care, long-term acute care, and ambulatory surgical centers. She is certified in infection prevention and healthcare safety. She has also presented and published on the local and national level. Luebbert is currently owner of two companies: Healthcare Interventions, Inc., and Ladybug Health Productions, LLC. Since starting these endeavors, she has assisted multiple organizations in improving their risk reduction strategies in infection prevention, safety, risk management, and emergency preparedness.
Libby F. Chinnes, RN, BSN, CIC, infection control consultant, owns an independent infection control consulting practice, IC Solutions, LLC, in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. She has more than 25 years of experience in infection prevention and control and has been certified in the field since 1983. She provides consultation to infection control programs in assessment, problem solving, and training in acute care, long-term care, ambulatory care, homecare, and long-term acute care facilities. Chinnes lectures extensively throughout the country on infection prevention and control topics.
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Published: February 2015
Page count: 178