Necessary Infrastructure of Infection Prevention and Healthcare Epidemiology Programs: A Review.

@article{Bryant2016NecessaryIO,
  title={Necessary Infrastructure of Infection Prevention and Healthcare Epidemiology Programs: A Review.},
  author={Kristina A. Bryant and Anthony D. Harris and Carolyn V. Gould and Eve Humphreys and Tammy Lundstrom and Denise M Murphy and Russell N. Olmsted and Shannon Oriola and Danielle M. Zerr},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={371-80}
}
The scope of a healthcare institution's infection prevention and control/healthcare epidemiology program (IPC/HE) should be driven by the size and complexity of the patient population served, that population's risk for healthcare-associated infection (HAI), and local, state, and national regulatory and accreditation requirements. Essential activities of all IPC/HE programs include but are not limited to the following: ∙ Surveillance.∙ Performance improvement to reduce HAI ∙ Acute event response… CONTINUE READING
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