Joint Commission and CDC team up on ambulatory infection prevention

Patient Safety Monitor Insider

January 13, 2016

In November, The Joint Commission and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) joined forces to create model infection control plans for outpatient settings. The initiative seeks to enhance the CDC’s existing guidance on infection control and prevention in ambulatory care centers.

For the initiative, The Joint Commission will be working with 12 outpatient-focused professional organizations and 10 ambulatory healthcare systems. The Joint Commission and CDC also will engage with local chapters of the professional organizations and state health departments that have an interest in enhancing infection prevention and control in their areas.

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