Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections: A Guide to Establishing an Effective Infection Prevention Program

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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.

Continuing Education:

If you would like to find out about the availability of nursing contact hours on this or any other HCPro nursing book, please visit our Continuing Education information page, here.


Published: February 2015

Page count: 178
Dimensions: 8.5x11
ISBN: 978-1-55645-289-5