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  • Joint Commission
    The Joint Commission Big Book of Checklists for Infection Prevention and Control
    Edition: 2020
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Content Description

At any time in the United States, 1 out of every 25 hospitalized patients are affected by a health care–associated infection (HAI)—and infections are not limited to hospitals. This underscores the importance of adhering to infection prevention and control practices wherever health care is provided. This new book from Joint Commission Resources aims to help all types of health care organizations to prevent and control infections. This book provides a compilation of downloadable and customizable checklists designed to help organizations across a range of settings build their own sustainable and program-specific infection prevention and control policies. In addition, the clinically sound checklists are specific enough for use by frontline clinical staff responsible for preventing and controlling the spread of infection. The checklists comprise a complete arsenal against health–care associated infections across all accreditation settings. They cover a range of topics, including standard and transmission-based precautions, occupational health safeguards, environmental hazards and risks, and more. Plus, the checklists are based on Joint Commission and JCI standards, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention core practices, evidence-based guidelines, consensus documents, and other trustworthy expert sources. Count on these checklists to serve as reminders and refreshers for staff about their infection prevention and control training. Author: Angela Rupp, MT, MS, CIC, FAPIC Key Topics: • Standard and transmission-based precautions • Occupational health precautions • Controlling environmental hazards and risks • Cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization • CDC core practices • Joint Commission and Joint Commission International standards Key Features: • Downloadable, customizable checklists, applicable to all health care settings • Easy-to-understand language in the checklists to help remind and refresh staff about their IC training • Available in hard-copy, spiral-bound handbook with downloadable digital versions of all content Key Audience: • Infection preventionists, health care leaders, clinicians, patient safety officers, and accreditation professionals responsible for building sustainable IC policies and procedures within organizations • Frontline clinical staff who interact with patients and are charged with preventing and controlling the spread of infection Standards: Environment of Care (EC), Infection Prevention and Control (IC), Leadership (LD), National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) Settings: All accreditation settings

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About Joint Commission

The mission of The Joint Commission is to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. Its vision is that all people always experience the safest, highest quality, best-value health care across all settings.