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Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals (Endorsed)

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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.

The Compendium:

  • Synthesizes best evidence for the prevention of surgical site infections, central line-associated bloodstream infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia, Clostridium difficile, MRSA, and hand hygiene
  • Highlights basic HAI prevention strategies plus advanced approaches for outbreak management and other special circumstances
  • Recommends performance and accountability measures to apply to individuals and groups working to implement infection prevention practices

*For more information, please visit the SHEA website.

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