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IDSA Practice Guidelines

Practice guidelines are systematically developed statements to assist practitioners and patients in making decisions about appropriate health care for specific clinical circumstances. [Institute of Medicine Committee to Advise the Public Health Service on Clinical Practice Guidelines, 1990]

Attributes of good guidelines include validity, reliability, reproducibility, clinical applicability, clinical flexibility, clarity, multidisciplinary process, review of evidence, and documentation. [Institute of Medicine Committee to Advise the Public Health Service on Clinical Practice Guidelines, 1990]

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Compendium HAI Prevention Guide

Status: Current, Endorsed

In 2014, SHEA and IDSA (with partner organizations AHA, APIC, and the Joint Commission) updated the popular science-based and practical recommendations for acute care hospitals for the prevention of common

In 2014, SHEA and IDSA (with partner organizations AHA, APIC, and the Joint Commission) updated the popular science-based and practical recommendations for acute care hospitals for the prevention of common HAIs in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology (originally published in 2008). The 2014 Compendium Updates represent practical recommendations by the leading champions in infection prevention and healthcare quality improvement.*For more information, please visit the SHEA website.

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