Necessary Infrastructure of Infection Prevention and Healthcare Epidemiology Programs: A Review
- Written by SHEA
- Monday, 01 February 2016
The scope of a healthcare institution’s infection prevention and control/healthcare epidemiology program (IPC/HE) should be driven by the size and complexity of the patient population served, that population’s risk for healthcare-associated infection (HAI), and local, state, and national regulatory and accreditation requirements. Essential activities of all IPC/HE programs are reviewed in this white paper.