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Guide to Infection Prevention for Outpatient Settings: Minimum Expectations for Safe Care

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All evidence-based recommendations for prevention of healthcare-associated infections can be found at the CDC/HICPAC website.

Key Links for Additional Information


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  10. CDC. Bacterial Meningitis After Intrapartum Spinal Anesthesia – New York and Ohio, 2008-2009. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2010; 59(3):65-69.

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