JCI, SHEA Release New Edition of 'Best Practices in Infection Prevention and Control' Book

Teaming up to provide an essential infection prevention and control (IPC) resource for healthcare organizations around the globe, Joint Commission International (JCI) and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) announce the publication of Best Practices in Infection Prevention and Control:  An International Perspective, Second Edition. JCI is a not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission.

This fully updated edition provides a thorough analysis of JCI infection prevention and control requirements, as well as case studies, tips and tools for increasing IPC compliance and patient safety. Best Practices in Infection Prevention and Control: An International Perspective, Second Edition contains forewords by Joint Commission president Mark Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, and SHEA immediate past-president Steven M. Gordon, MD.

Healthcare organizations are faced with the urgent, immediate goal of making infection prevention and control better much better, says Chassin. By consistently following consensus guidelines and engaging in proven best practices, organizations can make great progress in addressing this global healthcare crisis.

Best Practices in Infection Prevention and Control:  An International Perspective, Second Edition is edited by Barbara M. Soule, RN, MPA, CIC, FSHEA, practice leader, Infection Prevention and Control Services, Joint Commission Resources and Joint Commission International; Ziad A. Memish, MD, FRCPC, FACP, CIC, FIDSA, assistant deputy minister of health for preventive medicine, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, adjunct professor, Emory University; and Preeti N. Malani, MD, MSJ, clinical associate professor, internal medicine research scientist, Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center.

Infection prevention and control is one of the most challenging issues facing health care organizations from a quality, safety, and financial perspective, says Soule. This publication will help organizations address these issues and mitigate infection by providing strategies and tools for developing and sustaining an effective infection prevention and control program using evidence-based practice as a foundation and accreditation standards as a framework, and preparing for future infection prevention and control issues.

This hardcover book is available for $85, using order code BPIPC11. To order this book, call JCR Customer Service toll-free at (877) 223-6866 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST, weekdays, or visit www.jcrinc.com. For phone orders outside of the U.S., dial +1 770.238.0454, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST (GMT-6).