Fight the Infection: New Collection of Best Practices Released

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].

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