CDC issues checklist for infection prevention in out-patient settings to accompany new guide
MedSun: Newsletter #64, September 2011

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Facilities using this checklist should identify all procedures performed in their ambulatory setting and refer to appropriate sections to conduct their evaluation. Certain infection control lapses (e.g., re-use of syringes on more than one patient or to access a medication container that is used for subsequent patients; re-use of lancets) can result in bloodborne pathogen transmission and should be halted immediately. Identification of such lapses warrants immediate consultation with the state or local health department and appropriate notification and testing of potentially affected patients.

Additional Information:

CDC. Infection Prevention Checklist for Outpatient Settings: Minimum Expectations for Safe Care. July 12, 2011.

CDC. Guide to Infection Prevention in Outpatient Settings: Minimum Expectations for Safe Care Website. May 2011.

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