Outpatient Settings Infection Prevention Plan

Ambulatory or outpatient care includes hospital-based outpatient clinics, non-hospital based clinics and physician offices, urgent care centers, public health clinics, imaging centers, oncology clinics, ambulatory behavioral health and substance abuse clinics, physical therapy and rehabilitation centers."

Our Outpatient Settings Infection Prevention Plan follows the most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guide to Infection Prevention for Outpatient Settings: Minimum Expectations for Safe Care, and includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Program overview/oversight
  • Infection control committee (if applicable)
  • Infection control personnel responsibilities
  • Surveillance
  • Reporting communicable diseases to regulatory agencies
  • Standard precautions
  • Hand hygiene
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Patient care equipment
  • Environmental control
  • Linen
  • Respiratory hygiene program
  • Transmission-based precautions:
    • Contact
    • Droplet
  • Education
  • Bloodborne pathogen exposure control
  • Employee health
  • Visitors
  • Cleaning and disinfection of patient equipment (under separate cover)
  • Competencies/checklists/resources

To learn more about the ICCS comprehensive Outpatient Care Infection Prevention Plan, contact us today.