Healthcare-Associated Infection: Evidence Based Guidance

Healthcare-associated Infection and Antibiotic Resistance

 

General Infection Control Guidelines

Title

Author

Published

Preventing Healthcare-associated Infections

Council of State and Territorial Epidmiologists (CSTE) Workship

2009

Guidelines for Disinfection, and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities

Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)

2008

Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings

Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)

2007

Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Healthcare Facilities

Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)

2003

Guidelines for Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings

HICPAC and HICPAC/SHEA/APIC/IDSA Hand Hygiene Task Force

2002

 

Device-associated Infection Prevention Guidelines

Title

Author

Published

Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections

Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)

2011

Guide to the Elimination of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)

2009

Guideline for Prevention of Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections

Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)

2009

Guide to the Elimination of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs)

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)

2008

Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related infections

Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)

2002

 

Procedure-associated Infection Prevention Guidelines

Title 

Author

Published

Guide to the Elimination of Orthopedic Surgical Site Infections

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)

2010

Guide for the Prevention of Mediastinitis Surgical Site Infections Following Cardiac Surgery            

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) 

2008

Guideline for Preventing Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia

Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)

2003

Guideline for Prevention of Surgical Site Infection                   

Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)

1999

 

Organism-specific Guidelines

Title

Author

Published

Guidance for Control of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae: 2012 Toolkit

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

2012

Guideline for the Prevention and Control of Norovirus Gastroenteritis Outbreaks in Healthcare Settings

Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)                        

2011

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections in Adults and Children

Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA)

2011

Guide to the Elimination of Multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumanii Transmission in Healthcare Settings

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)

2010

Guide to the Elimination of Methicillin-Resistant Staphyloccus aureus (MRSA) Transmission in Hospital Settings, 2nd Edition

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)

2010

Guideline for Management of Healthcare Workers who are infected with Hepatitis B virus, Hepatitits C virus and/or Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Society for Healthcare Epidemiology (SHEA)

2010

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Clostridium difficile Infection in Adults: 2010

Society for Healthcare Epidemiology (SHEA) and Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA)

2010

Guide to the Elimination of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Transmission in Hospital Settings - California Supplement

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)

 

2009

Guidance for Control of Infections with Carbapenem-Resistant or Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae in Acute Care Facilities

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

2009

Guide to the Elimination of Clostridium difficile in Healthcare Settings

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc (APIC)

2008

Management of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms in Healthcare Settings

Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)

2006

Guideline for Preventing Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia

Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)

2003

Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Antibiotic-Resistance Organisms

Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS)

1999

Recommendations for Preventing the Spread of Vancomycin Resistance

Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)

1995

 

 

Guidelines for Specific Healthcare Settings

 

Long Term Care Settings

Title

Author

Published

Surveillance Definitions of Infections in Long-Term Care Facilities: Revisiting the McGeer Criteria           

Stone, et al

2012

Guide to the Elimination of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the Long-Term Care Facility      

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)

2009

Infection Prevention and Control in the Long-term Care Facility               

Society for Healthcare Epidemiology (SHEA) and Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)

2008

Clinical Practice Guideline for the Evaluation of Fever and Infection in Older Adult residents of Long-Term Care Facilities

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

2008

Development of Minimum Criteria for the Initiation of Antibiotics of Long-Term Care Facilities: Results of a Consensus Conference

Loeb, et al

2001

Antimicrobial Use in Long-Term Care Facilities

Society for Healthcare Epidemiology (SHEA) Longterm care Committee

2000

Definitions of Infection for Surveillance in Long-term Care Facilities

McGeer A, et al

1991

 

Dialysis Settings

Title

Author

Published

Guide to the Elimination of Infections in Hemodialysis

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)  

2010

Infection control requirements for dialysis facilities and clarification regarding guidance on parenteral medication vials

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)                               

2008

Recommendations for Preventing Transmission of Infections Among Chronic Hemodialysis Patients

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

2001

 

Outpatient (ambulatory care) Settings

Title

Author

Published

Infection prevention checklist for outpatient settings                           

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)

2011

Guide to Infection Prevention in Outpatient Settings: Minimum Expectations for Safe Care

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)

2011

 

Dental Settings

Title

Author

Published

Guidelines for infection control in dental healthcare settings     

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)     

2003

 

Other Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines and Resources


 

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