Experts from the National Ebola Training and Education Center urge healthcare systems to adopt processes in line with “Identify, Isolate, and Inform,” a process for quickly identifying and managing cases of infectious disease in a way that minimizes the risk for subsequent transmissions.
Considering measles cases in the United States have been surging to numbers not seen since 1992, infectious disease experts are urging hospitals and EDs to devise response plans that they can trigger quickly should a patient with measles present.
New guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to protect healthcare workers from infections call for infection preventionists to be key collaborators with occupational health departments.
Problem areas identified for hospitals, ambulatory surgery care, and offices
October 10, 2016
The Joint Commission has identified the top areas for noncompliance among standards; National Patient Safety Goals; the Universal Protocol for Preventing Wrong Site, Wrong Procedure, Wrong Person Surgery; and Accreditation and Certification Participation Requirements.