To establish a program for the development, identification, implementation and review of all Infection Control Policies and Procedures.
The Stone Center will maintain and enforce the Infection Control Program to minimize the exposure of patients, staff, physicians and visitors to health care associated infections; and to ensure patient safety as well as a safe environment for patients, staff, physicians and visitors.
Education of our staff and patients about the prevention and identification of infectious diseases
Prevention of exposure to infectious diseases and health care associated infections to staff, patients, physicians and visitors
Monitor for occurrence of infections and implement appropriate control measures
Identify and correct problems related to the Infection Control Program
Identify any potentially infectious exposure or infectious patient
On the day of treatment antibiotic therapy will be delivered to patients as ordered
Patients suspected of or diagnosed with contagious infections at the time of the pre-procedure call will not be treated at The Center
Any patient with a drug resistant bacterial infection (MRSA, VRE ) will need 3 negative cultures before scheduled procedure can be performed
Any patient identified to have an infection will be evaluated and the patient will be referred to the appropriate physician/facility for follow-up.
Patients found to have any infectious diseases upon admission to The Stone Center will be isolated. The Infection Control Consultant will be notified to assist with patient transfer and follow-up for employees. The NJDOHSS will be notified if indicated .
MD’s will notify the Center of any identified infection in a patient after discharge post procedure.
MD’s must complete a Post Procedure Patient Infection Surveillance Form on his/her patient
MD’s must report any communicable/infectious disease that he/she may have to the Director of Clinical Operations
Communicable/Public Health concerns will be reported to the NJDOHSS.
Post Procedure Phone Calls
Proper Hand Washing Technique
Reduce risk of health care associated infection by providing guidelines on hand washing and standard precautions
Review the Infection Control survey results with the staff
Screening of patients pre-procedure
Delivery of antibiotics to patient as ordered
Contagions/communicable diseases are not treated
Staff and patient education
Any areas that are identified as potential risks for infection or potential risks for infection, will be evaluated and revised as warranted by the QA Committee annually. All aspects of the program will be considered in the evaluation process.
Data from the Infection Control Survey, QA Audit Form, Occurrence Screen and Post Procedure Infection Surveillance Form are compiled and reported at Staff Meetings, and to the QA Committee and the Board at regularly scheduled meetings. The Director of Clinical Operations will follow-up on any recommendations