Are your IPC policies fit for purpose?

Cochrane, Joan (2014) Are your IPC policies fit for purpose? Journal of Infection Prevention, 15 (5). pp. 164-168. ISSN 1757-1782

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1757177414523324

Abstract

Infection prevention and Control practitioners are well versed in protecting patients from harm. Recent political, public and media attention to unsafe organisations has brought doubts into many minds as to the safety of our healthcare services. Infection prevention and control policies are the mainstay in ensuring compliance with best evidence based practices, but with many mergers of community and secondary care infection prevention and control teams, policies have to be reviewed and revised to ensure they meet both organisational and patient/employer safety needs. This paper reflects contemporary literature around policy development. It will discuss how to develop, implement and evaluate comprehensive policies that will fit the needs of organisations’ while protecting their population of employees and patients.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online before print.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Policy development, patient safety, evidence based practice, Practice Improvement, Quality Assurance
Subjects: A900 Others in Medicine and Dentistry
B700 Nursing
B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
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Depositing User: Joan Cochrane
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2014 13:40
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 12:01
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/15660

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