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Infection Prevention and Control

Disease Prevention and Control
  • IFIC (International Federation of Infection Control) Basic Concepts of Infection Control is a new fundamental infection prevention and control manual

    (You can request one free copy by sending an email to the email address at the bottom of the Basic Concepts of Infection Control page located by clicking the link above.)

  • Q-Net: web-based technology-assessment network of questions, answers, discussions, perspectives, and other publications, links, and information that is dedicated to the education of healthcare providers, to improve healthcare and reduce the risk of patient injury and nosocomial infection

  • APIC (Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology) Guidelines:

    • Construction Issues in Healthcare settings

    • Environmental Infection in Healthcare settings

    • Health Care workers and Infection Prevention

    • Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms (MDROs)

    • Definitions for Surveillance of Infections in Home Health Care

    • Isolation Precautions in Hospitals

    • Prevention of Surgical Site Infection

  • APICs Brief History of Infection Prevention and Control and Patient Safety (pdf)

  • CDC (Centers for Disease Control and prevention) Infection Control Guidelines:

    • Guidelines for Protection of Patients

      • Disinfection and Sterilization in Health Care Facilities

      • Isolation Precautions

      • Management of Multi-drug Resistant Bacteria

      • Preventing Health Care –Associated Pneumonia

      • Environmental Infection Control in Heath Care Facilities

      • Hand Hygiene in Health Care settings

      • Prevention of Intravascular Device-Related Infections

      • Prevention of Surgical Site Infections

      • Prevention of Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections

    • Guidelines for Protecting Health Care Workers

      • Management of Occupational Exposures to Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV and Recommendations for post exposure prophylaxis

      • Infection Control in Health Care personnel

  • CPSO (College Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario) Guidelines:

  • SHEA (Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America) Guidelines:

    • Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections

    • Guidelines for the Prevention of Antimicrobial Resistance in Hospitals

    • Infection Prevention and Control in the Long Term Health Care Facility

    • Infection control recommendations for patients with cystic fibrosis: microbiology, important pathogens, and infection control practices to prevent patient-to-patient transmission

    • Guideline for hand hygiene in healthcare settings

    • Recommendations for surveillance of Clostridium difficile-associated disease

    • Clostridium difficile in long-term-care facilities for the elderly



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