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Infection control seeks to develop a systematic and coordinated approach to reduce
the risks of acquiring and transmitting infections and to improve the outcome among
patients and health care personnel. This task is conducted by performing surveillance
and calculating rates of hospital-acquired infections, investigating and controlling
outbreaks or infection clusters, evaluating new and existing products, and performing
analysis of data.
Procedures, plans and training are organized, developed and implemented in order to positively impact the quality and add value to the care and services provided at UTMC.
Infection control works with other departments to coordinate infection control processes with the related patient care support departments/services. Examples of related patient care support includes employee health services, central processing, environmental services, linen and laundry services, microbiology, nursing services and safety and health.
Infection Control is located in Room 2102 Dowling Hall.