Other resources

External resources and documents that may be useful for infection prevention and control.

  • AMRHAI reference unit: reference and diagnostic services

    AMRHAI (antimicrobial resistance and healthcare associated infections) is the national reference unit for investigating AMR in healthcare-associated bacteria.

  • Antibiotic resistance threats in the United States, 2019

    CDC’s Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2019 (2019 AR Threats Report) includes updated national death and infection estimates that underscore the continued threat of antibiotic resistance in the United States

  • APIC Implementation Guide to the Elimination of Infections in Hemodialysis (2010)

    Best practices for keeping hemodialysis patients safe from infection, including:
    Infection prevention in hemodialysis
    Environmental and equipment cleaning/disinfection
    Vascular access protection
    PPE guidelines for standard precautions in hemodialysis
    Hepatitis B infection isolation/precautions transmission-based precautions
    Surveillance methodology for dialysis infections
    Employee health

  • APIC Implementation Guide to the Elimination of Methicillin-Resistant Staphyloccus aureus (MRSA) Transmission in Hospital Settings, 2nd Edition (2010)

    Guide to the Elimination of Methicillin-Resistant Staphyloccus aureus (MRSA) Transmission in Hospital Settings, 2nd Edition (2010)
    Practice guidance for the elimination of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) transmission in hospital settings, including:
    MRSA risk assessment
    MRSA surveillance methodology
    Environmental and equipment decontamination
    Best practice recommendations
    Antimicrobial stewardship
    Antibiogram development and laboratory testing
    MRSA decolonization

    California supplement

  • APIC Implementation Guide to the Elimination of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the Long-Term Care Facility (2009)

    Comprehensive strategies for eliminating MRSA across the entire spectrum of long-term care (LTC) facilities:
    Risk assessment
    Surveillance cultures
    Management of MRSA-positive residents
    Standard/contact precautions
    Environmental and equipment cleaning and disinfection
    Antimicrobial management and stewardship in LTC
    Colonization and decolonization

  • APIC Implementation Guide to the Elimination of Multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii Transmission in Healthcare Settings (2010)

    Summary of the latest studies, outbreak experiences, applicable guidelines, and tools to manage and eliminate transmission of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (MDR Ab) in healthcare settings:
    Risk assessment
    Surveillance
    Antibiotic stewardship/antibiograms
    Standard precautions
    Transmission-based precautions
    Outbreak recognition and control
    Special settings

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