goal of the Infection Control Program is to reduce the
risk of acquiring and transmitting health-care
associated infections. This will be accomplished through
assessment of the overall program to ensure it is
appropriate to the Bellevue Hospital’s demographics (geographics,
volume of patient encounters, patient population served,
clinical focus and number of employees) and use
management systems to reduce the risk of health-care
acquired infections and to promote wellness in the
This is accomplished through:
Surveillance activities will address issues of
epidemiologic importance in the Hospital.
Preventing the transmission of epidemiologically
significant infections from patients to staff.
Continued assessment of needle safety devices that
are appropriate and effective
Continued assessment of proper adherence to Standard
any potential infection outbreaks by utilizing sound
epidemiologic principles, preparing for surge
capacity in the event of pandemic influenza,
conducting hospital-acquired infection investigation
to ensure that the program is effective in
protecting patients, healthcare workers, volunteers,
visitors and others in the Hospital from acquisition
the Infection Control Committee
Establishes, follows and promotes infection control
policy and procedures including isolation protocols.
and initiates resources and education for patient
and staff purposes. Consults outside resources as
necessary and/or arranges for education for staff as
needed through these resources.
Participates in regional/national organizational
Initiates and maintains plans in order for The
Bellevue Hospital to be compliant with accrediting
agencies and Center for Disease Control standards.