Basic infection control and prevention plan for outpatient oncology settings
Published Date:October 18, 2011
Corporate Authors:National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (U.S.), Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion.
Ambulatory Care Facilities
Outpatient Clinics, Hospital
Prevention & Control
Ambulatory Care Facilities/Standards
Cross Infection/Prevention & Control
Outpatient Clinics, Hospital/Standards
Description:List of abbreviations -- I. Fundamental principles of infection prevention -- Ii. Education and training -- Iii. Surveillance and reporting -- Iv. Standard precautions -- V. Transmission-based precautions -- Vi. Central venous catheters -- Appendix A. Example list of contact persons and roles/responsibilities -- Appendix B. Reportable diseases/conditions -- Appendix C. CDC infection prevention checklist for outpatient settings -- Appendix D. Additional resources
"This document has been developed for outpatient oncology facilities to serve as a model for a basic infection control and prevention plan. It contains policies and procedures tailored to these settings to meet minimal expectations of patient protections as described in the CDC Guide to Infection Prevention in Outpatient Settings (available: http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/settings/outpatient/outpatient-care-guidelines.html). The elements in this document are based on CDC's evidence-based guidelines and guidelines from professional societies (e.g., Oncology Nursing Society). This plan is intended to be used by all outpatient oncology facilities. Those facilities that do not have an existing plan should use this plan as a starting point to develop a facility-specific plan that will be updated and further supplemented as needed based on the types of services provided. Facilities that have a plan should ensure that their current infection prevention policies and procedures include the elements outlined in this document. While this plan may essentially be used exactly "as is," facilities are encouraged to personalize the plan to make it more relevant to their setting (e.g., adding facility name and names of specific rooms/locations; inserting titles/positions of designated personnel; and providing detailed instructions where applicable). This plan does not replace the need for an outpatient oncology facility to have regular access to an individual with training in infection prevention and for that individual to perform on-site evaluation and to directly observe and interact regularly with staff. Facilities may wish to consult with an individual with training and expertise in infection prevention early on to assist with their infection control plan development and implementation and to ensure that facility design and work flow is conducive to optimal infection prevention practices."
CDC-INFO Pub ID 221028
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