Previously, infection control standards were based on evidence-based guidelines. Recently, many hospitals in Taiwan complied with international accreditation standards to achieve continuous quality improvements. Prevention and Control of Infection (PCI) was categorized into the health care organization management domain in the Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation standards. The targets of PCI include all patients, staff and visitors within the area of hospitals. The JCI standards require total quality management which includes continuous infection control surveillance, establishment of the prevention and control system, ongoing infection control monitoring and continuous quality improvement. The hospital administrations must show the determination and leadership to improve PCI. Only through devoting human and material resources into the organization with collaborations from all members, hospitals would be able to obtain the JCI accreditation successfully and achieve the improvement of healthcare quality.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Trends of Infection Control in Hospitals with Joint Commission International (JCI) Accreditation
|Number of pages
|Published - May 1 2011
- hospital accreditation
- infection control