Sunday, 22 July 2012

NABH Chapter 5 – Hospital Infection Control (HIC): Some references for making the Infection Control Manual

As part of NABH chapter HIC standard 2, there is a requirement for Infection Control Manual and the standard gives detailed guidelines on the components of the manual through its various objective elements. It also suggests CDC’s guidelines as good reference material for various infection control practices and areas.
Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has specific guidelines for each kind of high-risk area to prevent Healthcare-associated Infections, or HAIs. Get CDC’s definition for HAIs here: http://www.cdc.gov/hai/

Get all the information about CDC guidelines for Infection control by visiting the following page: http://bit.ly/OaRTqZ 

More specifically, CSSD related guidelines, as suggested in NABH HIC 2F, are available in the CDC guidelines for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities, 2008 at the following link: http://bit.ly/OQD64S

If you have time, you can also watch this 2 minute video in which Dr. Denise Cardo, Director of the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, CDC, speaks about HAIs as a threat to Patient Safety and how we can respond to this challenge.




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