Home Care Infection Prevention and Control RESOURCES

Home Care Infection Prevention and Control RESOURCES

Select evidence-based infection prevention and control guidelines and publications (excluding the specific topics of COVID-19 and monkeypox) impacting home-based care (i.e., home health, hospice and palliative care, private duty [skilled and unskilled], and home infusion therapy) include, but are not limited to the items listed below.

  1. Accreditation Commission for Healthcare. (January 20, 2022). ACHC standards: Private duty. https://cc.achc.org/Registration/Register
  2. Accreditation Commission for Healthcare. (January 11, 2022). ACHC standards: Palliative care.https://cc.achc.org/Registration/Register
  3. Accreditation Commission for Healthcare. (January 9, 2022). ACHC standards: Home infusion therapy services. https://cc.achc.org/Registration/Register
  4. Accreditation Commission for Healthcare. (January 7, 2022). ACHC standards: Home health. https://cc.achc.org/Registration/Register
  5. Accreditation Commission for Healthcare. (January 7, 2022). ACHC standards: Hospice. https://cc.achc.org/Registration/Register
  1. Avalere Health, LLC. (2021). Home Health Chartbook. Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation. https://ahhqi.org/images/uploads/AHHQI_2021_Home_Health_Chartbook_FINAL.pdf
  2. Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (2008). APIC-HICPAC surveillance definitions for home health care and home hospice infections. https://www.apic.org/Resource_/TinyMceFileManager/Practice_Guidance/HH-Surv-Def.pdf
  3. Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. (2021). Strategies to mitigate cross contamination of noncritical medical devices. https://apic.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/IssueBrief_NonCritical_Medical_Devices_Final.pdf
  4. Bolyard EA, Tablan OC, Williams WW, Pearson ML, Shapiro CN, Deitchman SD, & Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee. (1998). Guideline for infection control in healthcare personnel, 1998.Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, 19(6), 407-463.https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/pdf/infection-control-HCW.pdf
  5. Boyce JM, & Pittet D. (2002). Guideline for hand hygiene in health-care settings: Recommendations of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee and the HICPAC/SHEA/APIC/IDSA Hand Hygiene Task Force.Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, 23(S12),S3-S40.https://doi:10.1086/503164
  6. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (July 12, 2022). Infection prevention and control for Candida auris. https://www.cdc.gov/fungal/candida-auris/c-auris-infection-control.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Ffungal%2Fdiseases%2Fcandidiasis%2Fc-auris-infection-control.html#homehealth
  7. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (March 15, 2017). Core infection prevention and control practices for safe healthcare delivery in all settings – Recommendations of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee. https://www.cdc.gov/hicpac/pdf/core-practices.pdf
  8. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (November 25, 2011). Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Immunization of health-care personnel: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). MMWR Recommendations and Reports, 60(RR-7), 1-45.https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/rr/rr6007.pdf
  9. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (January 13, 2017). Conditions of participation for home health agencies. Federal Register, 82(9), 4504-4591. https://www.govinfo.gov/app/details/FR-2017-01-13/2017-00283
  10. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (June 5, 2008). Conditions of participation for hospices. Federal Register, 73(109), 32008-32220. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2008/06/05/08-1305/medicare-and-medicaid-programs-hospice-conditions-of-participation
  11. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (March 24, 2014). Special payment rules for items furnished by DMEPOS suppliers and issuance of DMEPOS supplier billing privileges.https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CFR-2020-title42-vol3/pdf/CFR-2020-title42-vol3-sec424-57.pdf
  12. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (April 16, 2021). State Operations Manual. Appendix Z- Emergency preparedness for all provider and certified supplier types interpretive guidance. https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Manuals/Downloads/som107ap_z_emergprep.pdf
  13. Community Health Accreditation Program. (November 2020). Home care standards of excellence. https://education.chaplinq.org/chap-standards-of-excellence
  14. Community Health Accreditation Program. (2019). Hospice standards of excellence. https://education.chaplinq.org/chap-standards-of-excellence
  15. Community Health Accreditation Program. (2019). Infusion therapy nursing standards of excellence. https://education.chaplinq.org/chap-standards-of-excellence
  16. Community Health Accreditation Program. (2019). Palliative care standards for certification.https://education.chaplinq.org/chap-standards-of-excellence
  17. Community Health Accreditation Program. (2018). Home health standards of excellence. https://education.chaplinq.org/chap-standards-of-excellence
  18. Community Health Accreditation Program. (2004). Core standards of excellence. https://education.chaplinq.org/chap-standards-of-excellence
  19. Gorski L, Hadaway L, Hagle M, Broadhurst D, Clare S, & Alexander M. (2021). Infusion therapy standards of practice, 8th Journal of Infusion Nursing, 44(1S), S1-S224. https://doi:10.1097/NAN.0000000000000396
  1. Gould CV, Umscheid CA, Agarwal RK, Kuntz G, & Pegues DA. Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC). (June 6, 2019). Guideline for prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infections. https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/pdf/guidelines/cauti-guidelines-H.pdf
  2. Jensen PA, Lambert LA, Iademarco MF., & Ridzon R. (2005). Guidelines for preventing the transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in health-care settings, 2005. MMWR Recommendations and Reports, 54(RR-17), 1-141. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5417a1.htm
  3. National Healthcare Safety Network. (2022). Manuals and Protocols. https://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/index.html
  4. Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (February 2016). Long-term, home health, and hospice care planning guide for public health emergencies. https://www.cdc.gov/cpr/readiness/healthcare/documents/ltc-planning-guide.docx
  5. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (May 14, 2019). 29 CFR Part 1910.1030, Occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens: Final rule. Federal Register, 56(235), 64003–64282. https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/regulations/standardnumber/1910/1910.1030
  6. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (June 8, 2011). 29 CFR 1910.134. Personal protective equipment: Respiratory protection. https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/regulations/standardnumber/1910/1910.134
  7. O’Grady, N. P., Alexander, M., Burns, L. A., Dellinger, E. P., Garland, J., Heard, S. O., … & Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)(Appendix 1). (May 2011). Guidelines for the prevention of intravascular catheter-related infections. American Journal of Infection Control, 39(4Suppl1), S1-34. https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/guidelines/bsi/index.html
  8. Rutala WA, Weber DJ; Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee. (2008). Update: May 2019. Guidelines for disinfection and sterilization in healthcare facilities, 2008. https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/pdf/guidelines/disinfection-guidelines-H.pdf
  9. Chinn, R. Y., & Sehulster, L. (2003). Updated: July 2019. Guidelines for environmental infection control in health-care facilities: recommendations of CDC and Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC). https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/pdf/guidelines/environmental-guidelines-P.pdf
  10. Siegel, J. D., Rhinehart, E., Jackson, M., & Chiarello, L. (2007). Updated: May 2022. Management of multidrug-resistant organisms in health care settings, 2006.https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/pdf/guidelines/isolation-guidelines-H.pdf
  11. Siegel, J. D., Rhinehart, E., Jackson, M., & Chiarello, L. (2017). Updated February 15, 2017. Management of multidrug-resistant organisms in healthcare settings, 2006.https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/pdf/guidelines/mdro-guidelines.pdf
  12. Sosa, L. E., Njie, G. J., Lobato, M. N., Morris, S. B., Buchta, W., Casey, M. L., … & Belknap, R. (2019). Tuberculosis screening, testing, and treatment of US health care personnel: Recommendations from the National Tuberculosis Controllers Association and CDC, 2019. MMWR Recommendations and Reports,68(19), 439-443. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/68/wr/mm6819a3.htm
  13. The Joint Commission. (2022). Infection prevention and control. Comprehensive accreditation manual for home care. Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission Resources. IC1-24. https://store.jcrinc.com/2022-comprehensive-accreditation-manual-for-home-care-camhc-pdf-manual-/ebcahc22/
  14. World Health Organization. (2012). Hand hygiene in outpatient and home-based care and long-term care facilities: A guide to the application of the WHO multimodal hand hygiene improvement strategy and the “My Five Moments for Hand Hygiene” approach. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/78060
  15. World Health Organization. (2009). WHO guidelines on hand hygiene in health care: First global patient safety challenge clean care is safer care. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization. http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/44102/9789241597906_eng.pdf?sequence=1
  16. Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses Society. (2012). Clean vs. sterile dressing techniques for management of chronic wounds: A fact sheet. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 39(2S), S30-S34. https://doi: 10.1097/WON.0b013e3182478e06 

 

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