CDC Guidelines for Infection Control
MedSun: Newsletter #44, January 2010

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Infection prevention and control guidelines and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) are available from the CDC site. Other recommendations included are: injection practices for patient safety, bloodsteam infection information, and public reporting of healthcare-associated infections. Also in the additional information section is a recent communication from FDA, CDC, and the VA on preventing cross-contamination in endoscope processing.

Additional Information:

CDC guidelines for infection control. Premier Inc. 2009.
http://www.premierinc.com/quality-safety/tools-services/safety/topics/guidelines/cdc_guidelines.jsp

FDA MedWatch Safety Alert. Preventing Cross-Contamination in Endoscope Processing - Safety Communication from FDA, CDC, and the VA. November 19, 2009.
http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/ucm190273.htm


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