Infection Control Directors Focus on Ceiling Access Regulations
The list of different procedures and best practices that an infection control director needs to commit to memory is practically endless. Indeed, they seem to be constantly changing and shifting, subject to outside pressures as well as new research. The same can be said of ceiling access regulations, which are quite stringent and also can be difficult to keep straight. In this post, we'll outline the prevailing wisdom for ceiling access regulations as well as how getting familiar with these regulations can actually help you do your job as an infection control specialist.
Developing Facility Policies
Any healthcare facility must have strict infection control policies in place, which the infection control director must not only follow but also help to shape. By familiarizing yourself with ceiling access regulations, you can ensure that your infection control policies and protocols are aligned with the prevailing regulations. For instance, policies may dictate how to contain a quarantined room, but what is the policy for performing maintenance in that room? What if there is a maintenance need that requires ceiling access while a patient is present? These types of questions are important for infection control directors to consider when developing policies.