An increasing number of patients with a variety of illnesses are cared for in the ambulatory setting. In addition, many diagnostic and treatment modalities, including invasive and surgical procedures, are now performed in ambulatory settings. The combination of immunocompromised patients and complexity of care in ambulatory settings results in a need for focus on prevention of infection. This book assists all professionals who practice infection prevention and control and healthcare epidemiology in ambulatory settings in formulating a planned, organized approach to infection control in compliance with JCAHO requirements. it provides background information on infection control in ambulatory care, An overview of the basic principles and methods of infection control, and describes recommended practices for various ambulatory care settings. A chapter on bioterrorism reviews the various agents and issues such as early recognition, isolation precautions, disinfection/sterilization, occupational health, and education. With this unique, comprehensive book you can plan, organize, and apply an effective infection control program in your ambulatory care facility! an official Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) publication.Candace Friedman is the author of 'Infection Control In Ambulatory Care (Friedman, Infection Control in Ambulatory Care)', published 2003 under ISBN 9780763731908 and ISBN 0763731900.