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Infection control is an area of increased concern in 2015

Accreditation Insider, September 22, 2015

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When The Joint Commission released its list of the five most-cited standards for the first half of 2015, it was not surprising that infection control, specifically IC.02.02.01 (reduction of infection risk from equipment, devices, and supplies), jumped into the second spot.

Infection control has been a hot topic this year, with an increased focus on high-level disinfection and sterilization since the carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae outbreak in California linked to improperly cleaned duodenoscopes at the beginning of the year. As survey time rolls around, many hospitals are receiving citations for not complying with IC.02.02.01.

This is an excerpt from an article in the monthly training resource Briefings on The Joint Commission. To read more, visit here to log in or subscribe.



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