Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Health-Care Facilities (2003)

The following CDC staff member and HICPAC member prepared this report:

Lynne Sehulster, PhD
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
National Center for Infectious Diseases

Raymond Y.W. Chinn, MD
HICPAC Advisor
Sharp Memorial Hospital
San Diego, California

Disclosure of Relationship: Raymond Y.W. Chinn is a private-practice physician and salaried employee of Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego, California. Dr. Chinn received no research funds from commercial sources either directly, or indirectly through awards made to the hospital, before or during the development of these guidelines.

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Contributions were made by the following CDC staff members:

Matthew Arduino, DrPH; Joe Carpenter, PE; Rodney Donlan, PhD; Lynne Sehulster, PhD
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
National Center for Infectious Diseases

David Ashford, DVM, Dsc, MPH; Richard Besser, MD; Barry Fields, PhD; Michael M. McNeil, MBBS, MPH; Cynthia Whitney, MD, MPH; Stephanie Wong, DMV, MPH
Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases
National Center for Infectious Diseases

Dennis Juranek, DVM, MSC
Division of Parasitic Diseases
National Center for Infectious Diseases

Jennifer Cleveland, DDS, MPH
Division of Oral Health
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

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In collaboration with the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)

HICPAC Members, February 2002

Robert A. Weinstein, MD
Cook County Hospital
Chicago, IL

Michele L. Pearson, MD
Executive Secretary
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

Alfred DeMaria, Jr., MD
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Jamaica Plain, MA

James T. Lee, MD, PhD
University of Minnesota
VA Medical Center

William A. Rutala, PhD, MPH, CIC
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC

Beth H. Stover, RN, CIC
Kosair Children’s Hospital
Louisville, KY

Jane D. Siegel, MD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Raymond Y.W. Chinn, MD
Sharp Memorial Hospital
San Diego, CA

Elaine L. Larson, RN, PhD
Columbia University School of Nursing
New York, NY

Ramon E. Moncada, MD
Coronado Physician’s Medical Center
Coronado, CA St. Paul, MN

William E. Scheckler, MD
University of Wisconsin Medical School
Madison, WI

Marjorie A. Underwood, RN, BSN, CIC
Mt. Diablo Medical Center
Concord, CA

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Liaison Members

Loretta L. Fauerbach, MS, CIC
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)
Washington, DC

Dorothy M. Fogg, RN, BSN, MA
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)
Denver, CO

Chiu S. Lin, PhD
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Rockville, MD

Sandra L. Fitzler, RN
American Health Care Association
Washington, DC

Stephen F. Jencks, MD, MPH
U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Baltimore, MD

James P. Steinberg, MD
Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, Inc. (SHEA)
Atlanta, GA

Michael L. Tapper, MD
Advisory Committee for the Elimination of Tuberculosis (ACET)
New York, NY

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Expert Reviewers

Trisha Barrett, RN, MBA, CIC
Alta Bates Medical Center
Berkeley, CA

Michael Berry
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC

Walter W. Bond, MS
RCSA, Inc.
Lawrenceville, GA

Douglas Erickson, FASHE
American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE)
Park Ridge, IL

Richard Miller, MD
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, KY

Gina Pugliese, RN, MS
Premier Safety Institute
Oak Brook, IL

James D. Scott, PE
Michigan Department of Consumer and Industry Services
Lansing, MI

Dale Woodin
American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE)
Chicago, IL

Judene Bartley, MS, MPH, CIC
Epidemiology Consulting Services, Inc.
Beverly Hills, MI

Col. Nancy Bjerke, BSN, MA, MEd, MPH, CIC (USAF, Retired)
Infection Control Associates (ICA)
San Antonio, TX

Cheryl Carter, RN
University of Iowa Health Center
Iowa City, IA

Martin S. Favero, PhD
Advanced Sterilization Products, Johnson and Johnson
Irvine, CA

Col. Shannon E. Mills, DDS
HQ USAF / Surgeon General Detail
Bolin AFB, DC

Craig E. Rubens, MD, PhD
Children’s Hospital and Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Andrew J. Streifel, MPH, REHS
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

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