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Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings 2007

Author(s)Jane D. Siegel; MD; Emily Rhinehart; RN MPH CIC; Marguerite Jackson; PhD; Linda Chiarello; RN MS; the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee
AbstractThe Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings 2007 updates and expands the 1996 Guideline for Isolation Precautions in Hospitals
This document is intended for use by infection control staff, healthcare epidemiologists, healthcare administrators, nurses, other healthcare providers, and persons responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating infection control programs for healthcare settings across the continuum of care.
Part I. Review of the Scientific Data Regarding Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings
Part II. Fundamental Elements to Prevent Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings
Part III. HICPAC Precautions to Prevent Transmission of Infectious Agents
Part IV. Recommendations
Appendix A.Type and duration of precautions needed for selected infections and conditions
Tables
Table 1. Recent history of guidelines for prevention of healthcare-associated infections
Table 2. Clinical syndromes or conditions warranting additional empiric transmissionbased precautions pending confirmation of diagnosis
Table 3. Infection control considerations for high-priority (CDC Category A) diseases that may result from bioterrorist attacks or are considered to be bioterrorist threats
Table 4. Recommendations for application of Standard Precautions for the care of all patients in all healthcare settings
Table 5. Components of a Protective Environment
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Date of publishing06/01/2004
Date of last revision by publisher06/01/2007
Date of last review by us07/20/2010
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