There is increasing evidence that the healthcare environment is an important source of healthcare-associated infections. Every facility must thoroughly clean its environment to prevent it from developing into a reservoir for pathogens. Exposures to environmental pathogens or airborne pathogens may result in infections with significant morbidity and/or mortality.
Environment of care involves construction and renovation; equipment and environmental service needs; utility maintenance and use; emergency management; and more.
Comprehensive Guide to Building a High-Performance Infection Prevention and Control Program
Infection prevention (IP) programs that depend primarily on paper-based, manual, and retrospective surveillance processes and on reports for aggregation with...