Journal Article
Review

Infection prevention in the emergency department.

Liang SY, Theodoro DL, Schuur JD, et al. Annals of emergency medicine. 2014;64:299-313.

Emergency care presents risks of health care–associated infection (HAI) for both clinicians and patients. This review provides an overview of HAIs in the emergency setting, including standard precautions meant to prevent the spread of infections, strategies to reduce risk of HAIs related to medical device use, and the evidence around effectiveness of prevention programs.