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Epidemiology / Infection Control
Our Well Trained Staff Is Ready to Meet Your Needs
Your Safety Is Our Goal
The Infection Control program at PHLB 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.
PERFORMANCE INDICATORS - INFECTION RATES
Our report card to the community.
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.
- 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.
DR. CLEAN ON FOX 11
Completion of 2010 accreditation survey with a very complementary report by DNV surveyors regarding the program.
- 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)
- U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
- Long Beach Department of Health Services
Monday - Friday,
8:00a to 4:30p
Available by pager after hours.
(562) 997-2500 ext. 3071
A Spotlight On Infection Control
PHLB Featured in CNN report highlight our success in infection control
Pacific Hospital of Long Beach was recently mentioned in an article on CNN. The article praised the efforts and success of PHLB protecting children from Clostridium difficile (also known as C. diff) while in our care.
The article entitled "Don't let a Hospital kill your child" highlights some of the prevention tools in place here at PHLB that has lead us to not have any C. diff cases in the past 3 years.
Our very own, Dr. Alfonso Torress-Cook is also interviewed and gives his thoughts at why PHLB was successful at curbing this germ. Please read the article linked below.