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Infection Control Manual

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SECTION 01

GENERAL INFECTION CONTROL POLICIES

1.1 Infection Control Authority
1.2 Responsibility for Carrying Out Infection Control Policies and Procedures
1.3 Standard Precautions (Universal Precautions)
1.4 Hand Hygiene
1.5 Responsibility to Assure Compliance with OSHA Standards for Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens and Tuberculosis Containment
1.6 The Control of Occupational Exposures to Bloodborne Pathogens
1.7 Regulated Medical Waste ("Red Bag" Waste) Disposal
  Attachment: Dispose of It Properly!
1.8 Environmental Culturing
1.9 Cleaning, Sterilization and Disinfection of Patient Care Equipment
1.10 Glutaraldehyde: Activation, Monitoring and Use for High-Level Disinfection
1.11 Toy Cleaning
 

SECTION 02

PATIENT RELATED INFECTION CONTROL POLICIES

2.1 Transmission-Based Isolation
2.2 Patient Room Assignments
2.3 Patient Teaching
2.4 Placing and Maintaining a Patient on Airborne Respiratory Precautions
2.5 (A) Cleaning of Patient Rooms: Inpatient
2.5 (B) Cleaning of Patient Rooms:  Temporary
2.6 Transporting Infected or Colonized Patients
2.7 Post-Mortem Handling of Bodies
2.8 Reusable Articles Requiring Sterile Processing
2.9 Disposal of Needles and Sharps
2.10 Protective Eyewear
2.11 Dietary
2.12 Linen
2.13 Management of Contaminated Items from Patient with Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD)
2.14 Laboratory Specimens
2.15 Communicable Disease Reporting
2.16 Central Line Bundle Compliance
  Attachment: HCH-2234 (Central/Arterial Line Insertion Procedure Note & Checklist)

 

SECTION 03

EMPLOYEE RELATED INFECTION CONTROL POLICIES

3.1 Individual Employee Responsibilities for Reporting an Exposure to a Communicable Infectious Disease
3.2 Identification of People Who Have Sustained an Exposure to a Communicable Disease
3.3 Employee Work Restrictions Because of Communicable Diseases or Special Conditions
3.4 Infection Prevention Guidelines for Pregnant Healthcare Workers
3.5 Tuberculosis Skin Testing (PPD) for Healthcare Workers
3.6 Tuberculosis Containment Program
3.7 Admission Screening for Communicable Airborne Disease
3.8 Tuberculosis Protocol: Admission Assessment for Initiating Airborne Respiratory Precaution Isolation for Tuberculosis
3.9 Respirator Use for Protection Against Tuberculosis
3.10 Tuberculosis Protocol: Isolation Rooms: Monitoring of Negative Pressure
3.11 Tuberculosis Protocol: Sputum Collection for Rule Out Tuberculosis
3.12 Tuberculosis Protocol: Discontinuing Airborne Respiratory Precaution Isolation
3.13 Tuberculosis Protocol: Terminal Airing of Rooms Used for Respiratory Isolation
3.14 Tuberculosis Protocol: Air Filtration HEPA Unit, Use of Portable
3.15 Exposure Workup

 

SECTION 04

REFERENCE

4.1 Directory of Infectious Agents and Diseases
  Appendix A - Recommended Isolation Precautions
4.2 Alphabetical List of Diseases Requiring Airborne Respiratory Precaution Isolation
4.3 Prevention of Infection with Airborne Pathogens for Healthcare Workers
4.4 Definitions of Regulated Medical ("Red Bag") Waste
4.5 Managing a Pandemic Event
  Attachment: Agent-Specific Recommendations

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