At Infection Control Results, we offer our infection prevention consulting services to a wide range of healthcare entities, ranging from hospitals to private medical and dental practices. We provide resources, training, and professional assistance to ensure that our clients have the best infection control practices possible. A few of the healthcare industries we work with include:
Standalone ambulatory surgery centers require a high standard of infection control. These facilities provide care for large numbers of patients, and perform procedures that require stringent attention to instrument sterilization and cleanliness.
We provide a variety of services for ambulatory surgery centers. These include staff education on hand hygiene, sharps safety, high-level disinfection, cough etiquette, the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), and more. Starting with our on-site infection protection and control assessments, ambulatory surgery centers can benefit from our advanced knowledge about everything from spinal injection procedures and surgical site infection prevention to proper waste disposal.
We also provide remote tracking and analysis of healthcare-acquired infections, and preparation for CMS or accreditation surveys. Your patients deserve the highest quality of care so let’s work together to ensure they do not leave with preventable infections or complications during routine surgery. We will help your ambulatory surgery center prevent infections, deliver the best care, and prepare for a successful survey.
An unexpected consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic has been increased rates of central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI), catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), ventilator associated events (VAE), and methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia. COVID-19 changed everyone’s focus including nurses, physicians, and infection preventionists. Infection Control Results can help your facility rebuild a strong infection prevention and control program. We provide the highest quality services for hospitals of all sizes. In addition to helping you prepare for CMS and accreditation surveys, we can perform remote healthcare associated infection (HAIs) surveillance and analysis for your hospital, allowing you to pinpoint areas for improvement to decrease the rates.
Our continuing education training includes employee health education as well as single-use devices, personal protective equipment selection and usage, hand hygiene, and antimicrobial stewardship. We help staff at all levels and can provide appropriate education to any staff. We will help you comply with existing standards and thoroughly assess all of your instrument handling processes and practices in the OR, sterile processing department, and procedure rooms.
People in long-term care & rehab centers can be particularly vulnerable to healthcare associated infections (HAIs). COVID-19 has highlighted the great importance of proper infection control in these facilities and environments. Scheduling a site visit with our preventionists can help make sure that your long-term care & rehab center meets CMS standards and state requirements. We provide recommendations for infection control including employee health, hand hygiene, and sharps safety. Additionally, we perform an environmental infection control assessment.
This means that we observe the entire environment and check everything from TB screening and ensuring residents are vaccinated to food preparation and linen handling. We will also help with staff education to address any points where you might be falling short. With Infection Control Results on your side, your long-term care and rehab center can protect its most vulnerable residents and avoid preventable outbreaks.
Working with people’s mouths brings up a set of particular infection control issues. Dental offices have to be careful with sterilization of multi-use devices, hand hygiene, and the proper use of PPE. It can also be challenging for dental offices to track healthcare-acquired infections amongst their patients. This means dentists have to take special care to comply with best practices.
Infection Control Results will help by providing a thorough gap analysis, including protective measures for aerosol generating procedures, room cleaning between patients, end-of-day procedures, cough etiquette, injection practices, and more. Your staff needs to be up-to-date about infection control procedures, and understand the special infection prevention needs of your dental office.
We complete full site assessments for dialysis centers and clinics. We will take a look at your current infection control program, including existing risk assessment and evaluation, policies as well as practices specific to dialysis such as connecting and disconnecting the catheter and exit site care.
Some patients in dialysis centers have hepatitis or other bloodborne infections, requiring special care to ensure that they do not pass the infection on to other patients. This requires rigorous attention to standard precautions. We also check the quality of the water you are using for dialysis, and provide recommendations for endotoxin and microbiologic testing. Our work with dialysis centers is top-notch and ensures that whether you operate within a hospital or are standalone, your most vulnerable patients will be protected.
We work with all types of private medical practices, from single doctors operating out of a small clinic to larger entities covering half of a building. Regardless of your size and specialty, we will provide you with healthcare-acquired infection tracking and excellent continuing education.
Our site visits include assessing your current practices, and policies as well as completing an environmental infection control inspection to gauge how you are handling end-of-day and between patient cleaning procedures. We will also visit when you are building out a new office or completing renovations, and offer recommendations for improvements to ventilation and workflow that can help reduce the transmission of infection. We will also assess high level disinfection or instrument sterilization when those processes are performed in the office or clinic.
The COVID-19 pandemic is not over. We have been offering businesses of all types and sizes advice on how to improve their COVID-19 protocols. We can provide a virtual or physical site visit to help you develop solutions. We have helped hospitals for years, but now we can help you with everything from choosing the right disinfectant or hand sanitizer to giving advice on mask use or how to decrease risk as employees return to the work setting. We can even provide recommendations to help improve ventilation, surface disinfection, and social distancing.
Regardless of the type and size of your business, we will help you reach peace of mind as employees return to offices across the United States. Work with the team at Infection Control Results to help make sure you are keeping employees protected from COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses.
Infection Control Results works with a variety of healthcare providers. We help hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, long-term care and rehab centers, dental offices, dialysis centers, and other private entities improve their infection prevention practices. By working with Infection Control Results, your patients and staff will continually be protected from healthcare-associated infections, COVID-19, and other respiratory illnesses. Infection Control Results can help to establish the ‘new normal’ and improve infection control practices. Contact us now!
To learn more about how Infection Control Results can help your healthcare facility keep your patients protected from HAIs, call us today at 704-207-7046 or request a consultation at the link below.