Infection Control in Home Care and Hospice, Second Edition 

An Official Publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).



Authors: Emily Rhinehart (Retired) and Mary McGoldrick, MS, RN, CRNI®, FAAN

Audience: Home health agencies, hospices, home infusion, private duty, including skilled and non-skilled providers. 

This textbook (not a policy manual) provides a fundamental overview of infection prevention and control in the home setting.  

  • Gives basic information on the science of infectious disease transmission
  • Offers a comprehensive approach to surveillance of home care acquired infection
  • Addresses specific patient care issues and prevention of infection, including infusion therapy, urinary tract care, respiratory tract care, and wound care
  • Discusses multidrug-resistant organisms and their management
  • Incorporates the information and guidance on agents of bioterrorism
  • Translates and adapts principles and practices developed for hospitals to the home care and hospice settings
  • Includes specific home care examples, in addition to forms, charts, and tables


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