The APIC/JCR Infection Prevention and Control Workbook, Third Edition

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Release Date: January 2017. 230 pages.

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The APIC/JCR Infection Prevention and Control Workbook, Third Edition
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Edited by infection prevention and control experts Barbara M. Soule, RN, MPA, CIC, FSHEA, FAPIC, and Kathleen Meehan Arias, MS, MT(ASCP), SM(AAM), CIC

Foreword by Paula Wilson, President and CEO of Joint Commission Resources, and Katrina Crist, MBA, CAE, CEO of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology

This updated version of a JCR best-seller, developed and co-published in partnership with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), addresses infection prevention and control in all types of health care settings. The book discusses and clarifies Joint Commission requirements for infection prevention and control and offers a wealth of tools for organizations to assess and improve their infection prevention and control activities.

The workbook format encourages organizations to develop action plans to address infection control issues found in the self-assessment. This new edition features updated chapters and tools, including new chapters on implementing a successful surveillance program; infection prevention and control priorities in ambulatory health care; cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization of equipment, devices, and supplies, and much more.

Key Topics:

  • Designing and Managing An Effective Infection Prevention and Control Program
  • The Role of Leadership in Infection Prevention and Control
  • Planning for and Managing Infectious Disease Emergencies
  • Implementing Clinical Strategies to Reduce Infection Risk
  • Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization of Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Integrating Infection Prevention and Control into Patient Safety and Performance Improvement

Key Features:

  • A wealth of infection prevention and control strategies for standards compliance, performance improvement, and patient safety
  • Expert advice from infection preventionists from The Joint Commission, Joint Commission Resources, and the Associations for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
  • A variety of tools, forms, and checklists throughout the text, with writable versions available on the included flash drive
  • Coverage of all health care settings accredited by The Joint Commission

Standards: Infection Prevention and Control (IC); National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG)

Settings: All health care settings

Key Audience:

  • Infection preventionists
  • Facilities managers
  • Accreditation professionals
  • Patient safety officers
  • Performance and quality improvement staff
  • Risk managers
  • Emergency managers
  • Nursing staff
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

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Table of Contents

Contents of the Flash Drive



About the Editors

Barbara M. Soule, RN, MPA, CIC, FSHEA, FAPIC, is a consultant for Joint Commission Resources and Joint Commission International specializing in infection prevention and control. She received her bachelor of arts in psychology/sociology from Washington University, her master of public administration in health policy from The Evergreen State College, and her nursing degree from The Jewish Hospital School of Nursing. Previously, Soule was the director of Infection Control and Epidemiology at Providence St. Peter Hospital. She has published numerous journal articles in infection control.

Kathleen Meehan Arias, MS, MT(ASCP), SM(AAM), CIC, is the director of Arias Infection Control Consulting, LLC. She authored the textbook Outbreak Investigation, Prevention and Control in Health Care Settings: Critical Issues in Patient Safety, 2nd edition. She earned her bachelor of science in medical technology from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science and her master of science in clinical microbiology from Thomas Jefferson University.

About the Foreword Writers

Paula Wilson is president and chief executive officer of Joint Commission Resources (JCR) and its international division, Joint Commission International (JCI). JCR and JCI are not-for-profit organizations working to improve health care quality and patient safety in more than 90 countries around the world. JCI is leading health care improvement worldwide through development of international standards for quality and safety and International Patient Safety Goals, and by offering domestic and international consulting, international accreditation, education, publications, and e-Learning. Wilson has more than 35 years of experience in the health care industry.

Katrina Crist, MBA, CAE, chief executive officer at Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), was instrumental in developing the APIC Strategic Plan 2020 to organize the association’s mission and goals around a plan to advance infection preventionist competencies and certification, implementation science, advocacy, data standardization, and patient safety. Crist has more than 15 years of experience in executive leadership and elevating professional associations. She has a master of business administration from Boston University and a bachelor of arts from Purdue University. She is a certified association executive.

About the Authors

The following authors contributed to The APIC/JCR Infection Prevention and Control Workbook:

  • Ruth M. Carrico, PhD, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, FSHEA, CIC, associate professor and family nurse practitioner with the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, and is the founding associate director of the School of Medicine Global Health Initiative
  • Libby F. Chinnes, RN, BSN, CIC, infection prevention and control consultant with IC Solutions, LLC, in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • Loretta L. Fauerbach, MS, FSHEA, FAPIC, CIC, lead infection preventionist, Fauerbach & Associates, LLC.
  • Sylvia Garcia-Houchins, RN, MBA, CIC, infection prevention and control consultant, Joint Commission Resources (JCR), Joint Commission International (JCI)
  • Kathleen Gase, MPH, CIC, FAPIC, manager of Infection Prevention at BJC HealthCare in St. Louis; member of the APIC Annual Conference Committee; editorial board of the American Journal of Infection Control; and adjunct professor for Fontbonne University in Public Health Administration
  • Linda R. Greene, RN, MPS, CIC, FAPIC, infection prevention manager for the University of Rochester/ Highland Hospital in Rochester, New York
  • Karen Kessler Hoffman, RN, MS, CIC, health information specialist and infection preventionist with the US Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services’ Survey and Certification Group and clinical instructor and infection control consultant with the Division of Infectious Diseases of the University of North Carolina, Chapel-Hill, School of Medicine
  • Joan M. Ivaska, BS, MPH, CIC, consultant, Joint Commission Resources and senior director of Infection Prevention, Banner Health
  • Mary Lou Manning, PhD, CRNP, CIC, FNAP, FAAN, professor of Nursing, Thomas Jefferson University
  • Karen Martin, RN, MPH, CIC, consultant, Joint Commission Resources, and manager of Infection Prevention, Advocate Christ Medical Center and Children’s Hospital, Oak Lawn, Illinois
  • Shannon Oriola, RN, BSN, CIC, manager of Epidemiology and Infection Prevention, Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, California.
  • Terri Rebmann, PhD, RN, CIC, FAPIC, professor and director, Institute for Biosecurity, College for Public Health and Social Justice, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Elizabeth E. Tremblay, MPH, CPH, CIC, infection control practitioner, University of Florida Health Shands Hospital, Gainesville, Florida
  • Lisa Waldowski, DNP(c), MS, APRN, CIC, infection control specialist, The Joint Commission
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