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Maintaining the Momentum of Change: The Role of the 2014 Updates to the Compendium in Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections

  • Edward Septimus (a1), Deborah S. Yokoe (a2), Robert A. Weinstein (a3), Trish M. Perl (a4), Lisa L. Maragakis (a4) and Sean M. Berenholtz (a5)...

Abstract

Preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) is a national priority. Although substantial progress has been achieved, considerable deficiencies remain in our ability to efficiently and effectively translate existing knowledge about HAI prevention into reliable, sustainable, widespread practice. “A Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals: 2014 Updates” is the product of a highly collaborative endeavor designed to support hospitals' efforts to implement and sustain HAI prevention strategies.

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