Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals
Description of Resource:
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, and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. It also highlights basic healthcare-associated infection prevention strategies plus advanced approaches for outbreak management and other special circumstances. Included are recommendations for performance and accountability measures to apply to individuals and groups working to implement infection prevention practices.