Healthcare Epidemiology

The Mission of the Department of Healthcare Epidemiology is to establish and maintain a proactive program of surveillance, prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections and occupational exposures to infectious diseases. We utilize policy/procedure, education, communication and epidemiological techniques to promote good outcomes.       

Epidemiology is the study of various factors influencing the occurrence, distribution, prevention, and control of disease and injury in the human population.   

Healthcare Epidemiology Policies & Procedures are extensive and address topics such as:

  • Hand Hygiene
  • Respiratory Hygiene
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Needlestick and Sharps Injury Prevention
  • Cleaning and Disinfection
  • Waste Disposal
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