IC Made Easy: Your Key to Understanding Infection Prevention and Control

IC Made Easy: Your Key to Understanding Infection Prevention and Control
2nd Ed.
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ISBN-13: 978-1-63585-330-8
eISBN-13: 978-1-63585-331-5
Patient Safety and Quality Improvement


IC Made Easy: Your Key to Understanding Infection Prevention and Control, Second Edition, makes the complex topic of infection prevention and control easy to understand for beginners new to accreditation as well as for those who need a refresher and/or reference to basic concepts.

IC Made Easy is a basic, practical guide for infection preventionists, clinicians, accreditation professionals, and other health care professionals who need to understand how to comply with Joint Commission Infection Prevention and Control (IC) standards and related requirements, including National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs), Leadership (LD), and Environment of Care (EC) standards. This book also covers comparable Joint Commission International (JCI) infection prevention and control requirements and provides an overview of the entire accreditation process, which is useful for those new to either Joint Commission or JCI accreditation.

Because IC is a daily challenge in all health care settings, this new edition delves into critical IC topics and issues that all health care professionals must understand beyond the need for accreditation compliance. The book clearly explains hot topics such as the following:

  • • Preventing transmission of infection to protect staff, patients, and visitors
  • • Consistent and proper hand hygiene among staff
  • • Strategies for dealing with an influx of infectious patients
  • • Strategies to prevent healthcare-associated infections
  • • Proper procedures for cleaning, disinfecting, and sterilizing medical equipment
  • • Preventing and controlling infections in the environment of care
  • • Evaluating and improving the infection prevention and control plan

Key Features

  • • Tips for complying with key Joint Commission and JCI standards and related requirements
  • • Easy-to-understand explanations and definitions of key terms
  • • Downloadable, customizable tools that you can use in your own organization
  • • Simple, colorful, easy-to-read format

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