JCAHO Update for Infection Control

News Brief

JCAHO, APIC publish infection control book

Workbook aspect encourages planning

Joint Commission Resources (JCR) — a division of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations — has collaborated with a leading national infection control group to publish a workbook.

Published in collaboration with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, the APIC/JCAHO Infection Control Workbook addresses the challenging infection control issues in a variety of health care settings. The workbook includes detailed explanations of Joint Commission infection control requirements, answers to commonly asked questions, and checklists and tools to help organizations improve infection control practices. The workbook format encourages organizations to develop action plans to address infection control issues found in their own self-assessment.

The APIC/JCAHO Infection Control Workbook is available through the JCR for $95 using order code ICSA-01SJ. To order publications, call JCR customer service toll-free at (877) 223-6866, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT, weekdays, or visit www.jcrinc.com/infomart to order on-line.