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Infection Control Manual for Long Term Care
Infection Control Manual for Long Term Care
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Designed to help you develop policies and procedures to create a sustainable and effective infection prevention program in your healthcare facility, Infection Control Manual for Long Term Care addresses all of the major issues that every program must address. You are encouraged to use the included CD-ROM to customize the manual's contents to suit the specific needs of your facility.

Major Topics Include:

  • Getting your infection prevention program started
  • Orienting your new hires and volunteers
  • Understanding isolation practices: Hand hygiene, cough etiquette, and the three categories of transmission-based precautions
  • Creating a bloodborne pathogen exposure control plan that complies with OSHA regulations
  • Developing a suitable tuberculosis control plan for your facility
  • Instituting comprehensive policies for all residents; immunizing and decontaminating them
  • Disposing of or storing infectious waste
  • Formulating an annual employee health review program
  • Reacting to an outbreak: Identifying and investigating the causes
  • Addressing bioterrorism: How to prepare for and respond to an anthrax threat or influenza pandemic

Table of Contents

    Chapter 1: Infection Prevention

    Chapter 2: New Hire Orientation

    Chapter 3: Isolation Practices

    Chapter 4: Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control

    Chapter 5: Tuberculosis Control Plan

    Chapter 6: Resident Care Practices

    Chapter 7: Waste Management

    Chapter 8: Employee Health

    Chapter 9: Departmental Policies & Procedures

    Chapter 10: Outbreak Investigations

    Chapter 11: Emergency Preparedness

    Infection Control Manual for Long Term Care includes a CD with all the policies so they can be made facility-specific. Returns are allowed only if the CD packet is not opened.

Publication Date: January 2013
Number of Pages: 250 plus CD-ROM
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