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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has finalized and implemented their long-anticipated, revised infection control survey. It is critical that hospitals know and understand the CMS Infection Control Conditions of Participation and how they will be surveyed so they can be in compliance, avoid citations and financial penalties. CMS inspections are typically unannounced and surveyors will follow standard procedures and citation instructions when non-compliance is identified.
Mastering the CMS Hospital Infection Control Survey, a new book from AHC Media, provides comprehensive guidance for hospital staff responsible for infection control compliance. It provides compliance tips and insights from experts plus background articles and case studies on the top areas of CMS interest. It covers a wide array of infection control measures in the hospital including: hand hygiene, environmental cleaning, reprocessing, patient isolation measures, injection safety and antibiotic stewardship.
Here’s a look at the table of contents and the complete preface, both of which are a terrific insight into this new guide’s many offerings.
As evidenced by the recent Ebola outbreak, hospital infection control programs need more resources to meet daily demands and still have a level of surge capacity. The information in Mastering the CMS Hospital Infection Control Survey details the essential components all programs must have, providing valuable and time-saving guidance for U.S. hospitals, infection preventionists, hospital epidemiologists, quality professionals, risk management, employee health, compliance professionals, and anyone else involved in infection control compliance.
Patti Grant, Ruth Carrico, Connie Steed, all leaders of the Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.
Product Code. E15215