CDC-INTERM GUIDANCE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL INFECTION CONTROL IN HOSPITAL FOR EBOLA VIRUS:
There is no epidemiologic evidence of Ebola virus transmission via either the environment or fomites that could become contaminated during patient care (e.g., bed rails, door knobs, laundry). However, given the apparent low infectious dose, potential of high virus titers in the blood of ill patients, and disease severity, higher levels of precaution are warranted to reduce the potential risk posed by contaminated surfaces in the patient care environment.
CUSP PATIENT SAFETY TOOL: STOP CAUTI IMPLEMENTATION GUIDE:
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality offers a free guide to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections through the On the CUSP: Stop CAUTI initiative. A step-by-step resource is designed to guide hospital unit teams and presents teamwork and project management tools, delineates roles and responsibilities of unit-level project leaders and defines measures of success for the program.
GUIDELINES FOR PREVENTING HEALTH-CARE-ASSOCIATED PNEUMONIA, 2003:
The new guidelines are designed to reduce the incidence of health-care-associated pneumonia and other severe, acute lower respiratory tract infections in acute-care hospitals and in other health-care settings (e.g., ambulatory and long-term care institutions) and other facilities where health care is provided.
GUIDELINE FOR PREVENTION OF SURGICAL SITE INFECTION, 1999:
This document is primarily intended for use by surgeons, operating room nurses, postoperative inpatient and clinic nurses, infection control professionals, anesthesiologists, healthcare epidemiologists, and other personnel directly responsible for the prevention of nosocomial infections.
IMPLEMENTATION GUIDE FOR HAND HYGIENE 2009:
Guide to Implementation developed to assist healthcare facilities to implement improvements in hand hygiene in accordance with the WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care 2009.
THE JOINT COMMISSION OFFERS PATIENT SAFETY TOOL: CLABSI TOOLKIT:
The Joint Commission offers resources for improving patient safety in clinical practice. CLABSI Toolkit – Preventing Central-Line Associated Bloodstream Infections: Useful Tools, An International Perspective is a guide intended to inform providers about the most current information, practices, tools, technology and resources available for reducing CLABSIs.
GUIDE TO INFECTION PREVENTION IN EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES 2013:
This guide was designed to advise and provide information intended to assist and guide EMS agencies, including Public Safety and Fire, in providing a safe workplace through effective Infection Prevention programs adapted to the needs
of EMS system responders.
NPHIC – NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATION COALITION – NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS MONTH - TOOLKITS:
The National Immunization Awareness Month Communication Toolkit is designed to help you communicate the importance of immunizations right from the start and throughout our lifetimes. Here are key messages, vaccine information, sample news releases and drop-in articles, sample messages for Facebook and Twitter (#NIAM13), and web links and resources from CDC and other partner organizations. Toolkits are designed for each age group from infants to adults.