Guidelines released by the CDC for infection prevention in outpatient care settings

By: May 24th, 2011 Email This Post Print This Post

The CDC released its guidelines and recommendations for outpatient ambulatory care settings on May 17 entitled Guide to Infection Prevention in Outpatient Settings: Minimum Expectations for Safe Care.

The guidelines offer ambulatory setting recommendations for:

  • Administrators looking to develop infection prevention programs
  • Education and training for healthcare workers
  • Hospital-acquired infection surveillance and reporting
  • Hand hygiene
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) use
  • Safe injection practices
  • Environmental surface cleaning
  • Cleaning of reusable medical equipment
  • Respiratory hygiene

Visit the CDC website for a more detailed look at the guidelines and recommendations.


how to get access to these guidelines

By David LaHoda on February 13th, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Click the link in the post above.


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