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APIC Releases Infection Control Guide for Ambulatory Care Centers During Disasters

Aug 15, 2013

When disasters strike, the threat of infection spikes, especially if overwhelmed hospitals have to rely on surgical centers to help handle the influx of patients. A free downloadable guide from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is designed to help ambulatory care centers prepare for disasters and prevent the spread of infection by developing and implementing an emergency management plan. The 112-page guide, Infection Prevention for Ambulatory Care Centers During Disasters, includes recommendations on operational expansion, program planning, patient scheduling, triage and surveillance, and occupational health issues.