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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2008

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.

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Developed By: 
Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America and Infectious Disease Society of America
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Healthcare-Associated Infections
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Expert Opinion
Field-Based Summary or Case Study
Citation: 
Lo E, Nicolle L, Classen D, et al. Strategies to Prevent Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in Acute Care Hospitals [Internet]. 2008 [cited 2013 Feb 28]. First published in Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol (29)(S1), A Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals (Oct 2008), p. S41–S50. doi: 10.1086/591066. Available from: https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/591066