Health Care–Associated Infection Prevention and Control Programs

W. Charles Huskins

in Mayo Clinic Infectious Diseases Board Review

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199827626
Published online June 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199929641 | DOI:

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Health Care–Associated Infection Prevention and Control Programs

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Infectious diseases subspecialists should have basic knowledge of interventions necessary to prevent and control health care–associated infections (HAIs). This chapter reviews key components and activities of HAI prevention and control programs. Subtopics addressed in other chapters include the following: interventions to prevent specific HAIs, such as intravascular catheter–associated bloodstream infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia, urinary catheter–associated urinary tract infections, and surgical site infections.

Chapter.  4480 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases

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