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Introduction to A Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections In Acute-Care Hospitals : 2022 Updates

Published inInfection control and hospital epidemiology, vol. 44, no. 10, p. 1533-1539
Publication date2023-10
First online date2023-10-19

Since the initial publication ofA Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitalsin 2008, the prevention of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) has continued to be a national priority. Progress in healthcare epidemiology, infection prevention, antimicrobial stewardship, and implementation science research has led to improvements in our understanding of effective strategies for HAI prevention. Despite these advances, HAIs continue to affect ∼1 of every 31 hospitalized patients, leading to substantial morbidity, mortality, and excess healthcare expenditures, and persistent gaps remain between what is recommended and what is practiced.The widespread impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on HAI outcomes in acute-care hospitals has further highlighted the essential role of infection prevention programs and the critical importance of prioritizing efforts that can be sustained even in the face of resource requirements from COVID-19 and future infectious diseases crises.TheCompendium: 2022 Updatesdocument provides acute-care hospitals with up-to-date, practical expert guidance to assist in prioritizing and implementing HAI prevention efforts. It is the product of a highly collaborative effort led by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA), the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), the American Hospital Association (AHA), and The Joint Commission, with major contributions from representatives of organizations and societies with content expertise, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society (PIDS), the Society for Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), the Society for Hospital Medicine (SHM), the Surgical Infection Society (SIS), and others.

  • Child
  • Humans
  • Communicable Diseases / epidemiology
  • COVID-19 / epidemiology
  • COVID-19 / prevention & control
  • Cross Infection / epidemiology
  • Cross Infection / prevention & control
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Hospitals
  • United States / epidemiology
  • Pandemics
  • Communicable Disease Control
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YOKOE, Deborah S et al. Introduction to A Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections In Acute-Care Hospitals : 2022 Updates. In: Infection control and hospital epidemiology, 2023, vol. 44, n° 10, p. 1533–1539. doi: 10.1017/ice.2023.158
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