A Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals.
Yokoe DS, Mermel LA, Anderson DJ, et al. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2008;29:901-994.
Health care–associated infections
(HAIs) remain the most common adverse event affecting patients while hospitalized and
. However, applying patient safety techniques as well as traditional infection control methods has resulted in significant
in curbing these infections. This practice guideline, developed by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, summarizes preventive interventions and implementation strategies for prevention of the four most common HAIs (
catheter-related bloodstream infection
catheter-associated urinary tract infection
, and surgical site infection). Evidence-based recommendations are also provided for limiting the transmission of
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