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Hand hygiene saves lives: Teach patients the importance of hand hygiene in healthcare settings. CDC's Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion; 2012. Developed in collaboration with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control & Epideminology and Safe Care Campaign with CDC Foundation and Kimberly-Clark Corporation.

(Call No. DVD 002-603)

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Infection control during construction: A guide to prevention and JCAHO compliance. Wayne Hansen. Opus Communications & The Greeley Company; 2002. The book covers the following "HOT" IC planning topics and more: indoor air quality, fungal and bacterial contaminants, construction project planning and communication, infectious containment and environmental monitoring, the requirements of JCAHO, AIA, Facilities guidelines Institute and CDC, building-related illness, patient protection.

(Call No. Safety 152-090)

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Infection control professional’s handbook. Renee Patterson. Opus Communications & The Greeley Company; 2003. The handbook will provide: Tips on establishing an infection control committee; Advice on educating patients, the hospital staff, and the community about your IC efforts; Guidance on how to create mission, vision, and value statements for your department; Results from IC studies that you can apply to your own efforts; Sample spreadsheets for data collection and analysis; Fact sheets on critical IC topics; and an easy-to-use reference section so you know which to contact to improve your IC efforts.

(Call No. Safety 152-106)

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Infection control management: Forms, checklists and guidelines. Aspen Publishers, Inc.; 2003. Planning, projections, and general information, program maintenance, program challenges and problem solving, regulatory impact, guidelines, the extended care and long term care environment, infection control in home health, infection control in Dental Practice.

(Call No. Safety 152-086)

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Laboratory infection control: Essential procedures for compliance. HCPro, Inc.; 2006. Few are more vulnerable to infectious disease exposure than laboratory staff. On a daily basis, laboratorians handle samples, specimens, and substances that, if handled improperly, could infect both staff and patients. Does your lab have a plan in place to handle an infectious disease event? Introducing the first fully comprehensive resource on infection control (IC) written exclusively for labs, this all-in-one IC compliance guide covers all the critical regulatory information lab staff need to know when crafting and following an effective infection control program.

(Call No. Safety 152-121)

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MRSA and VRE precautions – battling superbugs. Coastal Video Communications Corp.; 2007. Sixty years ago, penicillin saved countless wartime fatalities. Now, many of the most potent antibiotics in the world are no match for drug-resistant pathogens causing infections so virulent, they turn deadly in days. In healthcare mutant bacteria developed from use of a wide array of antibiotics. You can help to lower infection rates by watching the DVD and following the information in the educational pamphlet.

(Call No. DVD 002-526)

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Infection control for nursing homes: Guide to government standards. HCPro, Inc.; 2007. This book and CD-ROM set contains the guidance, policies, and staff training tools your facility needs to prevent the spread of infection and avoid one of the top survey deficiencies in the industry.

(Call No. LTC 104-126)

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Healthcare-associated infections: Prevention and control. Coastal Video Communications Corp.; 2007. Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) are infections patients acquire during the course of receiving treatment for other conditions including catheter-associated urinary tract infections, BSIs, SSIs, VAP. Prevention control measures are discussed. A post-quiz is included in the educational pamphlet.

(Call No. DVD 002-525)

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Infection control essentials – every action counts. Coastal Health Train; 2008. There are many infection control measures, but does your staff know them all? Give them a complete and detailed anti-infection system with this program. It surveys the entire gamut of practices that will help contain the spread of MRSA, VRE, BBPs, and other HAI's in your facility. Discussions include: how infection spreads, sources of infection, factors and susceptibility, three types of transmission-based precautions, standard precautions, hand hygiene, and PPE. Added features include: English, Spanish and Portuguese versions with a customizable PowerPoint presentation.

(Call No. DVD 002-536)

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Hospital infection control crosswalk: Comparing Joint Commission, CMS, OSHA, and CDC guidelines and requirements. Angela S. Camiolo. HCPro, Inc.; 2008. The interactive CD-ROM tool is designed to help you easily connect all of the different regulations for your infection control program. In a convenient electronic format, Hospital Infection Control Crosswalk will help you trace The Joint Commission's IC standards and the corresponding CMS regulations, OSHA standards, and CDC guidelines.

(Call No. Safety 152-115 2008)

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Infection prevention and control issues in environment of care. Joint Commission Resources; 2009. The second edition continues to address unique infection control issues for all health care settings by helping organizations explore the connection between Joint Commission IC and EC standards, conduct risk assessments before, during, and after construction, focus on personnel/staff issues and tackle equipment and environmental services needs, address utility maintenance and use, focus on life-threatening emergency management issues and use PI/PM to track data on these issues.

(Call No. Safety 152-123)

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Infection control for nursing homes: Guide to government standards. HCPro, Inc. 2009. This updated book and CD-ROM set contains the guidance, policies, and staff training tools your facility needs to prevent the spread of infection and avoid one of the top survey deficiencies in the industry.

(Call No. LTC 104-126 2009)

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Outbreak investigation, prevention, and control in health care settings: Critical issues for patient safety. Kathleen Meehan Arias. Jones and Bartlett Publishers; 2010. Healthcare facilities play an integral role in interrupting the transmission of infectious agents and recognizing, preventing, and controlling outbreaks caused by infectious and noninfectious agents. This comprehensive resource offers practical guidance for the future or practicing health care professional who must be prepared to recognize and investigate outbreaks and identify effective interventions that can be used to interrupt and prevent outbreaks. With hundreds of references and examples of actual outbreaks, this is an ideal resource for infection prevention and control professionals, hospital epidemiologists, clinical laboratory scientists and health care quality management personnel. The Second Edition is a thorough revision that offers the most up-to-date information, examples, tables, statistics, and readings.

(Call No. Safety 152-124)

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Basic infection control and prevention plan for outpatient oncology settings. Center for Disease Control, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion; 2011. The guide reviews fundamental principles of infection prevention, education and training, surveillance and reporting, standard precautions, transmission-based precautions, and central venous catheters.

(Call No. Amb Care 068-063)

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Taking minutes of meetings: Set the agenda, identify what to note, write accurate minutes. CDC's Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion; 2012. Developed in collaboration with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control & Epideminology and Safe Care Campaign with CDC Foundation and Kimberly-Clark Corporation.

(Call No. DVD 002-603)

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The Safe Injection Practices ‘How to do it Right’: The One & Only Campaign. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Safe Injection Practices Coalition (SIPC); 2013. "Safe Injection Practices – How to Do it Right," another video from the One & Only Campaign, recently won two awards – a Gold AVA Digital Award and the grand prize for the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology 2013 Film Festival. The video raises awareness among patients and healthcare providers about safe injection practices and aims to eradicate outbreaks.

(Call No. DVD 002-607)

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