Infection Control Policy
Initial training and continuing education for all health care workers.
It is the policy of Sharp Community Medical Group to require primary care sites to maintain an infection control policy.
Offices are required to:
- Conduct initial training and continuing education for all health care workers, including students and trainees, on the epidemiology, modes of transmission and prevention of HIV and other blood-borne infections, and the need for routine use of universal blood and body-fluid precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control for all patients
- Follow all OSHA guidelines as presented in Cal/OSHA Standards Manual
- Maintain OSHA Guideline Book in office
- Monitor adherence to recommended protective measures; when monitoring reveals a failure to follow recommended precautions, counseling, education and/or retraining should be provided
- Provide equipment and supplies necessary to minimize the risk of infection with HIV and other blood-borne pathogens