In 2014, SHEA and IDSA (with partner organizations AHA, APIC, and the Joint Commission) updated the popular science-based and practical recommendations for acute care hospitals for the prevention of common HAIs in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology (originally published in 2008). The 2014 Compendium Updates represent practical recommendations by the leading champions in infection prevention and healthcare quality improvement.
- Synthesizes best evidence for the prevention of surgical site infections, central line-associated bloodstream infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia, Clostridium difficile, MRSA, and hand hygiene
- Highlights basic HAI prevention strategies plus advanced approaches for outbreak management and other special circumstances
- Recommends performance and accountability measures to apply to individuals and groups working to implement infection prevention practices
*For more information, please visit the SHEA website.