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Healthcare-Associated Infection and Antibiotic Resistance

Evidence-Based Guidelines

General Guidelines
TitleAuthorPublished
Preventing Healthcare-associated Infections Council of State and Territorial Epidmiologists (CSTE) Workshop 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 Force2002
Device-associated Infection Prevention Guidelines
TitleAuthorPublished
Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)2011
Guideline for Prevention of Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)2009
Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related infections Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)2002
Procedure-associated Infection Prevention Guidelines
TitleAuthorPublished
Guideline for Prevention of Surgical Site Infection Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) 1999
Guideline for Preventing Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) 2003
Organism-specific Guidelines
TitleAuthorPublished
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
Guideline for Management of Healthcare Workers who are infected with Hepatitis B virus, Hepatitits C virus and/or Human Immunodeficiency VirusSociety for Healthcare Epidemiology (SHEA)2010
Clinical Practice Guidelines for Clostridium difficile Infection in Adults: 2010Society for Healthcare Epidemiology (SHEA) and Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA)2010
Guidance for Control of Infections with Carbapenem-Resistant or Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae in Acute Care FacilitiesCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)2009
Management of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms in Healthcare SettingsHealthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)2006
Guideline for Preventing Healthcare-Associated PneumoniaHealthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)2003
Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Antibiotic-Resistance OrganismsArizona Department of Health Services (ADHS)1999
Recommendations for Preventing the Spread of Vancomycin Resistance Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) 1995
C. Difficile ToolkitPDF HAI Advisory Committee/Multiple Sources 2011

Guidelines for Specific Healthcare Settings

Long Term Care Settings
TitleAuthorPublished
Infection Prevention and Control in the Long-term Care FacilitySociety 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 FacilitiesInfectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)2008
Development of Minimum Criteria for the Initiation of Antibiotics of Long-Term Care Facilities: Results of a Consensus ConferenceLoeb et al2001
Antimicrobial Use in Long-Term Care FacilitiesSociety for Healthcare Epidemiology (SHEA) Longterm care Committee2000
Definitions of Infection for Surveillance in Long-term Care FacilitiesMcGeer A et al1991
Dialysis Settings
TitleAuthorPublished
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
TitleAuthorPublished
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
TitleAuthorPublished
Guidelines for infection control in dental healthcare settings Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2003

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