In a collaborative study, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has released a significantly condensed collection of best infection prevention practices. This new version is a landmark edition that promises to be more readable, practical, and easier to implement.
The Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals summarizes prevention strategies for the most common healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in an easy-to-understand format designed to help everyone in acute care hospitals take action to prevent these infections.
The targeted HAIs include:
- Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
- Clostridium difficile infection
- Central line-associated bloodstream infection
- Ventilator-associated pneumonia
- Catheter-associated urinary tract infection
- Surgical site infections
The entire collection is available online from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), and for more information on infection prevention, check out The Joint Commission/OSHA Compliance and Mosby’s Essential Nursing CE online courses available from Mosby’s eLearning. For more details, call 866.416.6697 or email [email protected].