What training should an ICC complete?
Training is essential for an ICC to oversee an Infection Control & Prevention Program. At a minimum, the ICC should have basic knowledge of "microbiology, modes of transmission, infection prevention/safety procedures, & related governmental regulations/recommendations".
What is an Infection Control & Prevention Program?
According to OSAP, an Infection Control & Prevention Program is "the system of policies, procedures and practices that minimize the risk of transmission of microorganisms and disease, when properly implemented. The overall goal is patient and personnel safety. Important elements in achieving this include: guidelines, standards and regulations; professional standards and best practices; ethics; and standard operating procedures (SOPs).