HAI Outbreak Investigations Toolkit


The purpose of this toolkit is to provide the resources to systematically collect data as part of an HAI outbreak investigation.

What's included

The following are tools for conducting an HAI Outbreak Investigation, an Abstraction Form and a User's Guide with instructions for completing the Abstraction Form. The Abstraction Form was designed for common healthcare-associated infections and can be modified depending on the nature of the outbreak investigation. Tailoring the Abstraction Form may require additional consultation with subject matter experts in the field or a review of the scientific literature describing similar outbreaks in the past.

Additional outbreak resources