About this Page

On this site, we provide links to materials developed by The Joint Commission, Joint Commission Resources® (JCR®), and the Center for Transforming Healthcare that relate to infection prevention and control (IPC). For specific topics, we also provide selected links to government and professional association resources. Information by topic and settings can be found at the bottom of the page and on the right side.

Disclaimer

The Joint Commission’s placement of content on this website is not an endorsement of the source nor of any particular product or service, nor should it be construed as a statement that the source, or its products or services, are superior to those of other companies. Website users acknowledge The Joint Commission may not be the primary source of the content. By accessing and using website resources, website users agree to make no claim of any kind against The Joint Commission for any and all damages that result from use or implementation of any website content. Some items included on these pages (such as Joint Commission monographs) were developed several years ago.  While much of the content remains relevant, users should be aware that the information has not been updated.

Related National Patient Safety Goals

There are National Patient Safety Goals® (NPSG) related to infection prevention and control (NPSG Goal #7) to reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections. This goal includes expectations related to hand hygiene, multidrug-resistant organisms, central line-associated bloodstream infections, surgical site infections, and catheter-associated urinary tract infections.

Standards 

For questions and answers related to IPC standards, please visit the standards interpretation page.