September 12, 2018

Joint Commission, CDC release new infection prevention resources

By: Judy Mathias
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Editor’s Note

The Joint Commission and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on September 11 released new infection prevention resources for podiatry and orthopedic and pain management settings.

Free resources include:

  • Guide to Infection Prevention for Outpatient Podiatry Settings (available now).
  • Guide to Infection Prevention in Orthopedic and Pain Management Office Settings (coming soon).
  • A PDF fillable checklist for other outpatient settings that is adapted from the CDC’s Guide to Infection Prevention for Outpatient Settings: Minimum Expectations for Safe Care.

The resources are part of ADOPT (Adaptation and Dissemination of Outpatient Infection Prevention) Guidance, a 3-year initiative to adapt, enhance, and disseminate CDC guidance on infection prevention and control in outpatient settings.

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