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Introduction to “A Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals: 2014 Updates”

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 May 2016

Deborah S. Yokoe*
Affiliation:
Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
Deverick J. Anderson
Affiliation:
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
Sean M. Berenholtz
Affiliation:
Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
David P. Calfee
Affiliation:
Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York
Erik R. Dubberke
Affiliation:
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
Katherine Ellingson
Affiliation:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
Dale N. Gerding
Affiliation:
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
Janet Haas
Affiliation:
Westchester Medical Center and New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York
Keith S. Kaye
Affiliation:
Detroit Medical Center and Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
Michael Klompas
Affiliation:
Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts
Evelyn Lo
Affiliation:
St. Boniface General Hospital and University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Jonas Marschall
Affiliation:
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri Bern University Hospital and University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Leonard A. Mermel
Affiliation:
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island
Lindsay Nicolle
Affiliation:
Health Sciences Centre and University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Cassandra Salgado
Affiliation:
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina
Kristina Bryant
Affiliation:
University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
Katrina Crist
Affiliation:
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Washington, DC
Nancy Foster
Affiliation:
American Hospital Association, Washington, DC
Eve Humphreys
Affiliation:
Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, Arlington, Virginia
Jennifer Padberg
Affiliation:
Infectious Diseases Society of America, Arlington, Virginia
Kelly Podgorny
Affiliation:
The Joint Commission, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois
Margaret VanAmringe
Affiliation:
The Joint Commission, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois
Tom Weaver
Affiliation:
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Washington, DC
Robert Wise
Affiliation:
The Joint Commission, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois
Lisa L. Maragakis
Affiliation:
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
*
181 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 (dyokoe@partners.org)

Abstract

Since the publication of “A Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals” in 2008, prevention of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) has become a national priority. Despite improvements, preventable HAIs continue to occur. The 2014 updates to the Compendium were created to provide acute care hospitals with up-to-date, practical, expert guidance to assist in prioritizing and implementing their HAI prevention efforts. It is the product of a highly collaborative effort led by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the American Hospital Association (AHA), the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), and The Joint Commission, with major contributions from representatives of a number of organizations and societies with content expertise, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS), the Society for Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), the Society for Hospital Medicine (SHM), and the Surgical Infection Society (SIS).

Type
SHEA/IDSA Practice Recommendation
Copyright
Copyright © The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 2014

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