Home Health & Hospice

What should an infection control policy include?

Homecare Insider, April 11, 2016

To satisfy regulatory and accreditation requirements and keep your staff and patients safe from infection, strive to meet the following objectives in your infection control policy:

•    Describe the scope and requirements of the infection control program
•    List staff who are required to participate in the infection control program
•    Define areas of responsibility and accountability for education, monitoring, and follow-up
•    Include discussion on staff and patient communicable diseases
•    List all the procedures that staff must practice throughout care delivery