Please write a positive rebuttal for the following: A comprehensive infection prevention program starts with an annual risk assessment.  A risk assessment should be based on the facilities data, evaluation of last year’s events, and future strategic goals.  The risk assessment will assist in the identification of high risk low volume activities, high volume high risk activities and areas prone to potential troubles (Friedman, 2014). The risk assessment will identify those areas related to care, treatment, and services based on the population served and geographic location. Each facilities risk assessment will be unique. Each item assessed will be reviewed base on the potential of an event occurring, the potential for impact on the patient, facility, etc., and finally how prepared is the facility/department to mitigate the risk.

The Joint Commission requires facilities to use a risk assessment to set goals for the facility.  It should prioritize the risk from the level of probability and potential harm to the least. Regardless of the risk, the facility should include the following from the risk assessment into it’s annual goals:

1. Addressing the highest priority risk

2. Limiting the exposure to pathogens

3. Limiting transmission of infection from medical equipment

4. Limiting infections from procedures

5. Increasing compliance with hand hygiene
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