HHS - Office of Healthcare Quality (OHQ): Resources and training materials for HAI prevention in outpatient settings
and resources webpage includes:
- CDC "Guide to Infection Prevention for Outpatient Settings: Minimum Expectations for Safe Care" and the "Infection Prevention Checklist for Outpatient Settings,(Oct 2011)"
- HAI-related Widgets, Buttons and Badges, and Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) Guidelines.
- Training section - view a free Medscape webcast, for one CME credit on "Unsafe Injection Practices: Outbreaks, Incidents, and Root Causes."
Premier Webinar: Minimum Expectations for Safe Care Across the Continuum: New CDC Guide for Infection Prevention
- Resources: Webinar audio/slides; CDC guidelines, CME education, more
CDC Program: Preventing infections in cancer patients
Includes tools for patients and their healthcare providers at www.cdc.gov/cancer/preventinfections
- Interactive website
Helps patients, caregivers and healthcare providers assess risk for developing neutropenia and infection. After completing an on-line questionnaire, tailored information is provided to the patient, care giver or healthcare provider about how to lower the risk of infection and steps to stay healthy during chemotherapy, including caring for catheters, as well as for pets, food/kitchen safety.
Interactive website at www.preventcancerinfections.org
- "Infection Control and Prevention Plan for Outpatient Oncology Settings"
A basic plan intended for all outpatient oncology facilities to serve as a model with policies and procedures based on CDC's evidence-based guidelines and guidelines from professional societies. Topics in the plan include:
- Standard precautions and application of transmission-based precautions
- Hand hygiene, injection safety, medication handling, cleaning and disinfection
- Surveillance and reporting
- Central venous catheter access and care