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Infection Control Professional Organizations and HICPAC: Resources & Guidelines


Infection Control Professional Organizations

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) 

See also:

SHEA Guidelines and Expert Guidance Documents

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) 

APIC's mission is to improve health and patient safety by reducing risks of infection and other adverse outcomes. APIC advances its mission through education, research, consultation, collaboration, public policy, practice guidance and credentialing. 

APIC Elimination and Implementation Guides
Provide practical, evidence-based best practices for the elimination of specific infections including: MRSA Transmission in Hospital Settings and the California Supplement, MRSA in Long Term Care Settings, Orthopedic Surgical Site Infections, Acinetobacter baumannii, Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs), Clostridium difficile, Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infection (CRBSI), Hemodialysis, Mediastinitis, and Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia. 
APIC Infection Prevention and You
Website for healthcare professionals, offering tips and tools to help protect patients, vital information on dangerous bugs and outbreaks, and resources to help engage everyone in International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW).


 Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC): Resources & Guidelines


The Healthcare Infection Control Practice Advisory Committee (HICPAC) 

HICPAC is a federal advisory committee made up of 14 external infection control experts who provide advice and guidance to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding the practice of healthcare infection control, strategies for surveillance and prevention, and control of healthcare-associated infections in United States healthcare facilities. 


See also:
Updating the Guideline Methodology of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)