Health Care–Associated Infections: Prevention Toolkits

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Health Care–Associated Infections: Prevention Toolkits

Description

These toolkits were designed to reduce health care–associated infections (HAIs) that patients acquire during the course of receiving treatment for other conditions within a health care setting. The toolkits provide information on improvements in clinical practice, medical procedures, and the ongoing development of evidence-based infection control guidance and prevention successes to detect infections and develop new strategies to prevent health care–associated infections.

Toolkits are available on the following HAI topics:

  • Catheter-associated urinary tract infections
  • Clostridium difficile infections
  • Central line–associated bloodstream infections
  • Evaluating environmental cleaning
  • Long-term care
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections
  • Surgical site infections

Developer:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP)

Funding Sources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

History

Release Date: 2010
Original Summary: September 2011
Last Updated: 10/12/11

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