CDC and TJC Release New Infection Control Resources

PUBLISHED: Sep 13, 2018
Relevant to: Ambulatory Care, Medical Office

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and The Joint Commission (TJC) have announced the release of new infection control resources for podiatry, orthopedic and pain management settings.

The new resources have been developed in response to the “…growing need to address outbreak and patient notification events related to lapses in infection control in outpatient settings.”

The new resources include two guides:

  • Guide to Infection Prevention for Outpatient Podiatry Settings (available now)
  • Guide to Infection Prevention in Orthopedic and Pain Management Office Settings (coming soon).

Each guide includes key recommendations such as infection prevention and control (IPC) program and infrastructure information, education and training, safe injection practices, medical device reprocessing, environmental cleaning and more.

The guidance was developed in collaboration with professional associations and health care systems as a part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s ADOPT (Adaptation and Dissemination of Outpatient Infection Prevention) Guidance. ADOPT is a three-year initiative that began in 2015 to adapt, enhance and disseminate CDC guidance related to infection prevention and control (IPC) in outpatient settings.

Follow the link below to access the ADOPT Guidance resources.

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