Although medical practices vary widely by specialty, we have the expertise to inform your practice related to infection control processes to keep patients and staff safe and healthy. We will help your office to develop thorough infection control protocols. We can provide ongoing education and specialists to ensure a facility remains current with infection control recommendations
Infection Control Results offers several services that can enhance your practice.
The experts at Infection Control Results offer on-site assessment services that align with state and federal standards, as well as national guidelines. The on-site assessment will review your existing infection prevention program, including your risk assessment and policies related to infection control. We will recommend revising these documents, as needed, to adhere to state requirements and national guidelines to maintain the good reputation your practice has earned.
An on-site assessment from Infection Control Results is the best way to ensure your facility meets all COVID-19 recommended practices and your staff has adequate infection control education.
To keep your patients and staff safe, all healthcare workers must have a thorough understanding of infection control practices and how to apply these to their specific clinical setting. We can provide basic infection control education including the importance of preventing the transmission of infections or more complex education such as instrument cleaning and sterilization or proper high level disinfection protocols. Infection Control Results can create customized education courses specific to the needs of your facility and staff. We can also create education to comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements such as the hazard communication and bloodborne pathogen standards.
Education courses will include digital tools, speaker notes, handouts, and more to keep everyone up-to-date on the protocols and guidelines as they change or evolve. Education is the key to medical practice infection control, and we ensure our team covers every inch of information to arm your employees with helpful and vital knowledge. An educated staff can help keep each other and patients safe.
Having staff that are informed and knowledgeable about infection prevention will keep your facility’s infection control processes current and relevant. Infection Control Results helps onboard the staff assigned to the infection control role so they can seamlessly transition into this important responsibility.
ICR will provide a thorough training program. Your infection control coordinator can contact an Infection Control Results professional with any questions or concerns as they work to protect patients in your facility. A poor onboarding process can result in knowledge gaps and subpar protocols, putting everyone in the facility at risk of contracting an infection and lackluster patient satisfaction survey results.
Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) are infections that are obtained through interaction with a healthcare facility of any type, including medical offices. From 2010 to 2014, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) investigated numerous outbreaks in the outpatient setting. Most of the outbreaks were related to breaches in basic infection control measures such as medication handling and injection practices, hand hygiene, environmental cleaning and instrument processing.
Outbreaks have occurred in a variety of settings including ophthalmology, orthopedics, oncology, radiology, and primary care. Organisms involved in the outbreaks included Pseudomonas, Klebsiella, as well as other gram negative bacteria, and hepatitis among patients. Since it is common for staff to be trained by other staff members, even for complex tasks such as high level disinfection (used for endocavitary ultrasound transducers and flexible scopes), any misconceptions or ‘bad habits’ are transferred from one person to the next. Infection Control Results can help you prevent HAIs through and a review of.
According to the CDC, about 75,000 people die each year from HAIs, which can be prevented using our rigorous medical practice infection control services. HAI prevention is essential to providing your patients with the best care possible while they’re in your care and when they leave.
COVID-19 has ushered in a whole new level of medical practice infection control. Now more than ever, it’s imperative healthcare facilities and workers adhere to strict COVID-19 protocols for controlling the disease.
We offer COVID-19 protocol implementation services to ensure all employees and customers are safe. Many employers are overwhelmed by the different COVID-19 protocols discussed, and it can be daunting to choose the best disinfectant and practices against COVID-19. ICR can help simplify this process, as experts will come in and provide education on how to prevent the spread and assist in developing a comprehensive plan to prevent a COVID-19 transmission. Setting these safety guidelines can help.improve patient and staff well-being.
Keeping up with infection control recommendations and guidance can be an uphill battle, as it is hard to know where to start and how to stay up-to-date on the best practices and products. But Infection Control Results can do the research so you can receive the best education on medical practice infection control and keep your facility, workers, and patients safe from HAIs. Contact an ICR professional today to ensure your business is a safe and healthy place.
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.