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    Infectious Disease Control Unit
    Mail Code: 1960
    PO BOX 149347 - Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street, Suite T801
    Austin, TX 78714

    Phone: 512 776 7676
    Fax: (512) 776-7616


Infection Control Manual

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The Infection Control Manual (in PDF format) for Ambulatory Care Clinics has been established to:

  • Provide guidelines, procedures, and control plan for preventing the spread of infectious diseases
  • Serve as resource document for local health departments, contractors and healthcare providers
  • Promote safer work practices in caring for patients
  • Indicate what safe work practices and safe devices are recommended
  • How to manage a work-site exposure to blood or other potentially infectious material
  • Serve as written documentation and reference for agency infection-control policies and guidelines
  • Serve as a resource for accessing current state and federal laws and recommendations
  • Provide educational resource guidelines for staff development
  • Assist the Texas Department of State Health Services and public health agencies throughout Texas comply with federal laws, guidelines and policies

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Last updated April 17, 2015