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Protecting patients, residents, and employees from exposure to disease is a concern for all healthcare facilities like yours. It’s clear that it takes a community of healthcare stakeholders to prevent the spread of even the most common diseases.

Having a comprehensive infection prevention program and well trained staff is critical for a facility to protect staff and patients and residents, as well as maintain appropriate accreditation. A comprehensive approach involving healthcare provider education and training, and public awareness, is needed to ensure that everyone is continually afforded basic levels of protection against infection.

McKesson Medical-Surgical, a leading distributor of more than 150,000 healthcare products, equipment and technology solutions to physician offices, surgery centers, long-term care facilities, and home care agencies, has developed this special infection prevention web site as a resource to help you remain up-to-date on the latest recommendations from leading authorities your facility may consider as part of your infection prevention program.

You have the power to be an infection preventionist and we are here to help.

Infection Prevention Resources

Resources are featured from a variety of public and private sources, including:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • World Health Organization
  • Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • The Joint Commission
  • Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee

These organizations remind us all to practice careful infection prevention, both in day-to-day management of a potentially infectious patient, and during emergency surges that may be brought on by a pandemic.