Epidemiology / Infection Control
EPIDEMIOLOGY / INFECTION CONTROL
The Infection Control program at CMC is essentially a patient and staff safety program based on surveillance, prevention and control of infections through observation, education and implementation of good clinical practices.
Our hospital is committted to your safety, and we invite you to join us to make sure your care is as safe as possible.
- Investigation of suspected outbreaks and exposures to infection
- Evaluation of laboratory reports
- Performance of statistical analysis
- Monitoring of patient care practices
- Development of in-service programs
- Development of an annual plan
- Compliance with regulatory agencies
- And much more.
- American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
- Association for Professional in Infection Control
- Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Society for Healthcare Epidemiologist of America (SHEA)
- S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
- Long Beach Department of Health Services
Signs and Symptoms
- Sudden onset of flu-like symptoms, including fever, headache, vomiting.
- Stiff neck or tingling in the hands and arms.
- Reddish-purple rash that does not blanch when pressed
Call your health care provider immediately or go to the emergency room if you have symptoms suggestive of meningococcemia.