Guidelines for Infection Control in Home Care Settings

The Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion of the CDC has not developed guidelines for infection control in home care settings. However, the following references may be useful:

APIC-HICPAC Surveillance Definition for Home Health Care and Home Hospice Infections, 2007

Valenti WM. Infection control, human immunodeficiency virus, and home health care: 1. Infection risk to the patient. American Journal of Infection Control 1994;22:371-2.

Simmons B, Trusler M, Roccaforte J, Smith P, Scott R. Infection control in home health care settings. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 1990;11:362-370.

Graham DR, Keldermans MM, Klemm LW, Semenza NJ, Shafer ML. Infectious complications among patients receiving home intravenous therapy with peripheral, central, or peripherally placed central venous catheters. American Journal of Medicine 1991;3B:95S-100S.

American Association for Respiratory Care. Guidelines for disinfection of respiratory care equipment used in the home. Respiratory Care 1988;33:801-808.

CDC. Caring for Someone With AIDS-Information for Friends, Relatives, Household Members, and Others Who Care for a Person with AIDS at Home. To obtain a copy of this publication, please call the National AIDS Clearinghouse at 1-800-458-5231.

Date last modified: May 5, 2008
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Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP)
National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases