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Top CDC Recommendations to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced an initiative, the Partnership for Patients: Better Care, Lower Costs, aimed at protecting patients in America’s healthcare facilities through the prevention of healthcare-acquired conditions. Medical advances have brought lifesaving care to patients in need, yet many of these advances come with a risk of a healthcare-acquired conditions, including infections.
CDC’s top recommendations to prevent infections [PDF - 381 KB] are below:

To Prevent Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs:)

For the full CAUTI prevention toolkit, visit the Prevention Tools page
Full CDC guidelines available at HICPAC website

 

To Prevent Surgical Site Infections (SSIs):

For the full SSI prevention toolkit, visit the Prevention Tools page
Full CDC guidelines available at HICPAC website

 

To Prevent Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSIs) Outside ICUs:

For the full CLABSI prevention toolkit, visit the Prevention Tools page
Full CDC guidelines available at HICPAC website

 

To Prevent Clostridium difficile Infections (CDI)

For the full C. difficile prevention toolkit, visit the Prevention Tools page
Full CDC guidelines available at HICPAC website

 

To Prevent MRSA Infections

 

For the full CAUTI prevention toolkit, visit the Prevention Tools page
Full CDC guidelines available at HICPAC website

 

 
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