SHEA/IDSA HAI Prevention Compendium


The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) sponsored and authored a compendium of practice recommendations to prevent healthcare-associated infections in acute care hospitals in partnership with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), the Joint Commission, and the American Hospital Association (AHA). The compendium is available for download in the October 2008 Supplement of Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology (Volume 29, Number S1).

As the CDC continues to produce official guidelines in collaboration with professional societies and academic partners, implementation tools such as this compendium will serve as a means to ensure that the best practices for infection prevention are successfully brought to the bedside.

SHEA/IDSA HAI Prevention Compendium

The following patient guides were developed by the SHEA Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Committee in collaboration with CDC:


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Date last modified: Nov 25, 2008
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Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP)
National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases