Other resources

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

  • Acute trust toolkit for the early detection, management and control of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae

    This toolkit for the detection, management and control of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae provides practical advice for clinicians, and staff at the frontline in an acute care setting. Further resources are available here. The non-acute toolkit is available here.  Published 2013 by Public Health England

     

  • 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, 2013

    In 2013, CDC published a comprehensive analysis outlining the top 18 antibiotic-resistant threats in the U.S., titled Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2013 (AR Threats Report). The report ranked the 18 threats (bacteria and fungi) into three categories based on level of concern to human health—urgent, serious, and concerning. CDC is working towards releasing an updated AR Threats Report in fall 2019.

  • 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

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