Guidelines- infection prevention and safety
On this web site we provide selected infection prevention and safety guidelines for hospitals from national, professional and governmental and guideline setting organizations. These include both guidelines from CDC’s Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC).
SHEA Expert Guidance: “Isolation Precautions for Visitors”. April, 2015.
Leading infectious diseases experts have released new guidance for healthcare facilities looking to establish precautions for visitors of patients with infectious diseases. The guidance looks to reduce the potential for healthcare visitors in spreading dangerous bacteria within the healthcare facility and community.
The recommendations are published online in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA):
- Silvia Munoz-Price, David B. Banach, Gonzalo Bearman, Jane M. Gould, Surbhi Leekha, Daniel J. Morgan, Tara N. Palmore, Mark E. Rupp, David J. Weber and Timothy L. Wiemken
Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology / FirstView Article / April 2015, pp 1 – 12
DOI: 10.1017/ice.2015.67, Published online: 10 April 2015.
CDC guidelines for infection control
Selected CDC guidelines are provided below. Additional infection prevention and control guidelines and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) are available from the CDC site.
- Single Dose Vials CDC position -reuse of single dose vials 2012
- Oncology Infection Control for Outpatient Oncology (October 2011)
- Outpatient Infection prevention in outpatient settings (July 2011)
- CLABSI Prevention of intravascular catheter-related infections (2011)
- Norovirus Prevention and control of norovirus gastroenteritis outbreaks (2011)
- CAUTI Urinary tract infection: CA-UTI (2009)
- Dialysis Dialysis – Multidose vials infection control (2008)
- Sterilization Disinfection and sterilization in healthcare facilities (2008)
- Isolation Isolation precautions in healthcare settings (2007)
- Injections Injection practices for patient safety (2007)
- Drug resistance Management of multidrug-resistant organisms (2006)
- Occupational Occupational exposures (2005)
- TB Tuberculosis prevention (2005)
- Environment Environmental infection control (2003)
- Pneumonia Pneumonia (2003)
- Hand Hygiene Hand hygiene (2002)
- SSI Surgical site infection (1999)
- Personnel Infection control – health care personnel (1998)
- Outpatient http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/settings/outpatient/outpatient-settings.html
Compendium – Preventing Infections
Strategies to prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in acute care hospitals, 2014 update
This compendium is an update of the 2008 version and was created to provide acute care hospitals with up-to-date, practical, expert guidance to assist in prioritizing and implementing their HAI prevention efforts. It is the product of a highly collaborative effort led by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the American Hospital Association (AHA), the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), and The Joint Commission, with major contributions from representatives of a number of organizations and societies with content expertise, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS), the Society for Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), the Society for Hospital Medicine (SHM), and the Surgical Infection Society (SIS). View 2008 compendium
All the sections have been published online as of July 2014. Visit the SHEA website for additional information, include bulk order.
- Introduction: Introduction to a Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals: 2014 Updates
- Commentary: Maintaining the Momentum of Change: The Role of the 2014 Updates to the Compendium in Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections
- Executive Summary: A Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals: 2014 Updates
- Strategies to Prevent Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) in Acute Care Hospitals: 2014 Update
- Strategies to Prevent Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) in Acute Care Hospitals: 2014 Update
- Strategies to Prevent Clostridium difficile Infections in Acute Care Hospitals: 2014 Update
- Strategies to Prevent Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Infections in Acute Care Hospitals: 2014 Update
- Strategies to Prevent Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI in Acute Care Hospitals: 2014 Update
- Strategies to Prevent Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP) in Acute Care Hospitals: 2014 Update
- Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections through Hand Hygiene