Infection prevention and control written plans form the framework of an organization's program and are required by accreditation agencies as well as the federal government. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) specifies that "a facility must establish an infection prevention and control program." This is applicable to Medicare-certified acute care hospitals, critical access hospitals, long-term care, behavioral inpatient care and outpatient facilities (clinics and surgery centers).
The infection prevention and control written plan should follow the standards set forth by the agencies and CMS, which includes, but is not limited to, a facility risk assessment and goals and objectives. The written plan will vary slightly depending on accreditation agencies, type of facility and services offered. The written plan is a working document that should be reviewed and updated annually or more often if changes occur.
Learn more about the written plans offered by Infection Control Consulting Services:
- Ambulatory Surgery Centers
- Outpatient Settings
- Behavioral Health
- Dental/Oral Surgery Practices
To learn more about ICCS Infection Prevention Plans, contact us.
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