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Infection Control

Mission

The mission of the Infection Control Department is to reduce the risk of healthcare-acquired infections for all patients and healthcare workers through an interdisciplinary, interdepartmental, hospital-wide systematic plan.

Our mission supports the hospital mission by safeguarding patients from infections and providing efficient and effective medical treatment for discovered infections.

The standards of practice for the program are based on evidence-based guidelines from sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), State and Local regulations and scientific literature.

Role of the Infection Control Nurse

The Infection Control Nurse is a Registered Nurse, Certified in Infection Control (CIC) who,

INFECTION CONTROL COMMITTEE

The Infection Control Nurse reports each quarter to the Infection Control Committee. This committee is comprised of representative from the Medical, Nursing, Food Service, Environmental Services, Risk Management and Pharmacy departments.

The Infection Control Committee,

MEDICAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The Infection Control Nurse presents a quarterly Infection Control report to the Medical Executive Committee. This report includes recommendations from the Infection Control Committee.

INFORMATION LINKS

  • HAND HYGIENE
  • RESPIRATORY ETIQUETTE
  • Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute