Hospice Infection Control Program: Tools for Compliance

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Product Code: INCPH

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Hospice Infection Control Program: Tools for Compliance


The CMS Hospice Conditions of Participation requires Medicare-certified hospices to have an effective infection control program in place. Based on Beacon Health’s best-selling IC program for homecare, this hospice-specific manual offers a step-by-step approach to creating a program that meets this requirement. This toolkit includes a section devoted to inpatient hospice units where special infection control measures must be considered.

Real-world examples and case studies, as well as customizable, reproducible forms will help you establish a program that educates hospice staff, caregivers, patients, and family members on ways to prevent the transmission of infectious and communicable diseases.

You will learn how to:

  • Implement important protocols and quality improvement measures to prevent infections related to infusion therapy, urinary tract and respiratory tract care, wound care, and bloodborne and airborne pathogens
  • Apply important contact, droplet, and airborne precautions in hospice inpatient units, where possibility of infection transmission is high
  • Train staff on policies and procedures, measure and ensure competency, and monitor compliance
  • Educate patients and caregivers on ways to prevent the spread of disease and infection
  • Determine which personal protective equipment to consider for patient care and contact

Each chapter includes reproducible and customizable forms (in binder and on CD-ROM) to verify staff competency on each topic:

  • Infection control program purposes and objectives
  • Personal protective equipment for patient care and contact
  • Infection control competencies
  • Patient teaching programs
  • Patient infection report
  • Patient infection report summary log

Ideal for hospice educators, administrators, and directors.

ISBN: 978-1-60146-734-8

Pages: 250

Published: July 2010

Product Number: INCPH

Reviewed for accuracy: 2010-06-11

Price: $179.00

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