Home Care & Hospice Infection Control Resources

Mary McGoldrick's Publications

The following publications were written by Mary McGoldrick since 2000 and most can be downloaded below. A comprehensive list of other McGoldrick publications is available for review by downloading the CV on "About" page.

  1. Keller, S., Salinas, A., Williams, D., McGoldrick, M., Gorski, L., Alexander, M., ... & Maragakis, L. (in press, 2020). Reaching consensus on a home infusion central line-associated bloodstream infection surveillance definition via a modified Delphi approach. American Journal of Infection Control.
  2. McGoldrick, M. (2020). Personal protective equipment removal: Preventing self-contaminationHome Healthcare Now.38(3), 170-171. 
  3. McGoldrick, M. (2020). Don't let an oxygen concentrator lead to infection. HomeCare Magazine. 43(2), 18-19. 
  4. McGoldrick, M. (2020). Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus transmission in the homeHome Healthcare Now.38(2), 360-361. 
  5. McGoldrick, M. (2020). Home Care Infection Prevention and Control Program. Naples FL: Home Health Systems.
  6. McGoldrick, M. (2020). Electronic visit verification: Infection prevention breaches when capturing the patient's signatureHome Healthcare Now, 37(6), 260-261. 
  7. McGoldrick, M. (2020). Tuberculosis screening and testing of home care and hospice staff: Updated CDC recommendations. Home Healthcare Now, 37(5), 297-298. 
  8. McGoldrick, M. (2019). Personal protective equipment: Protecting the eyes. Home Healthcare Now, 37(4), 234-235.
  9. McGoldrick, M. (2019). Nursing bags manufactured with embedded antimicrobials. Home Healthcare Now.
  10. McGoldrick, M. (2018). Home Care and Hospice Medication Management. Naples FL: Home Health Systems.
  11. McGoldrick, M. (2018). Home Care Medication Management. Naples FL: Home Health Systems.
  12. McGoldrick, M. (2018). Hospice Medication Management. Naples FL: Home Health Systems.
  13. McGoldrick, M. (2017). Best practices for home care “bag technique” and the use of surface barriersHome Healthcare Now.35(9), 478-484. 
  14. McGoldrick, M. (2017). Hand hygiene in the home setting: Technique mattersHome Healthcare Now. 35(9), 454-455. 
  15. McGoldrick, M. (2017). Airborne contaminants: Preventing infections from fans used in the homeHome Healthcare Now, 35(7/8), 400. 
  16. McGoldrick, M. (2017). Preventing cross-contamination with scales brought into the homeHome Healthcare Now, 35(5), 288. 
  17. McGoldrick, M. (2017). Tuberculosis testing: From routine to risk-based screening for home care and hospice staffHome Healthcare Now, 35(2), 121-122. 
  18. McGoldrick, M. (2017). Handwashing products used by the home care patient and their caregiverHome Healthcare Now, 35(1), 221-222.
  19. McGoldrick, M. (2016). Prothrombin monitoring: Cleaning and disinfecting prothrombin monitoring equipment. Home Healthcare Now, 34(10), 574. 
  20. McGoldrick, M. (2016). Protecting the staff when using disinfectants in the homeHome Healthcare Now, 34(9), 523.
  21. McGoldrick, M. (2016). Core and supplementary contents in the home care nursing bagHome Healthcare Now, 34(8), 457. 
  22. McGoldrick, M. (2016). Reducing the risk of infection when using a bath basinHome Healthcare Now, 34(6), 339. 
  23. McGoldrick, M. (2016). Preventing contamination of portable computersHome Healthcare Now, 34(4), 221. 
  24. McGoldrick, M. (2016). Preventing pneumococcal pneumoniaHome Healthcare Now, 34(3), 160. 
  25. Gorski, L., Hadaway, L., Hagle, M., McGoldrick, M., Orr, M., & Doellman, D. (2016). Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice. Journal of Infusion Nursing, 39(1S), S1-S159.
  26. Gorski, L., Hadaway, L., Hagle, M., McGoldrick, M., Myer, B., Orr, M. (2016). Policies and Procedures for Infusion Therapy, 5th Ed. Infusion Nurses Society.
  27. McGoldrick, M. (2016). Frequency for changing a long term indwelling urethral catheter in the home care patientHome Healthcare Now, 34(2), 105-106. 
  28. McGoldrick, M. (2016). Preventing the transfer of pathogenic organisms from the use of a mobile phoneHome Healthcare Now, 34(1), 45. 
  29. McGoldrick, M. (2015). Monitoring and managing ill home care and hospice staffHome Healthcare Now, 33(10) 555-556. 
  30. McGoldrick, M. (2015). Scabies infestationHome Healthcare Now, 33(9), 503-504.
  31. McGoldrick, M. (2015). Influenza vaccination as a component of an influenza prevention and control bundle. Home Healthcare Now, 33(8), 449-450. 
  32. McGoldrick, M. (2015). Best practices for managing medical equipment and supplies stored in a vehicleHome Healthcare Now, 33(7), 368-372. 
  33. McGoldrick, M. (2015). Hand hygiene and caring for the patient with C. difficileHome Healthcare Now, 33(6), 340-341. 
  34. McGoldrick, M. (2015). Urine specimen collection and transport. Home Healthcare Now, 33(5), 284-285. 
  35. McGoldrick, M. (2015). Management of the individual in the home suspected of having exposure to the Ebola virus. Home Healthcare Now, 33(4), 222-225. 
  36. McGoldrick, M. (2015). Management of single and multi-dose vial management. Home Healthcare Now, 33(3), 171-172. 
  37. McGoldrick, M. (2015). Personal protective equipment. Home Healthcare Now, 33(2), 112-113. 
  38. McGoldrick, M. (2015). Soft surface sanitizing. Home Healthcare Now, 33(1), 52-53. 
  39. McGoldrick, M. (2014). Breaches in infection control practices. Home Healthcare Nurse, 32(10), 613-614. 
  40. McGoldrick, M. (2014). Antimicrobial stewardship. Home Healthcare Nurse, 32(9), 559-600.
  41. McGoldrick, M. (2014). Hepatitis B outbreaks in home health care. Home Healthcare Nurse, 32(8), 500-501.
  42. McGoldrick, M. (2014). Bare below the elbows: Preventing cross-contamination via the staff’s attire. Home Healthcare Nurse, 32(7), 440-441.
  43. McGoldrick, M. (2014). Hepatitis C. Home Healthcare Nurse, 32(6), 373.
  44. McGoldrick, M. 2014). Bag technique: Preventing and controlling infections in home care and hospiceHome Healthcare Nurse, 32(1)39-45.
  45. McGoldrick, M. (2010). Preventing infections in patients using respiratory therapy equipment in the homeHome Healthcare Nurse, 28(4), 212-220.
  46. McGoldrick, M. (2010). Device-related infections and the home care and hospice patient. (Editorial). Home Healthcare Nurse, 28(4), 207-209.
  47. McGoldrick, M. (2010). Infection Prevention and Control. In Eds. Alexander, M., Corrigan, A., Gorski, L.A., Hankins, J., Perucca, R. Infusion nursing: An evidence-based approach. 205-228. St Louis: Elsevier. 
  48. McGoldrick, M. (2009). Isolation precautions and management of the patient with MRSA in the home settingCARING, 28(5) 14-18.
  49. McGoldrick, M. (2009). Preventing central line-associated bloodstream infections and The Joint Commission’s home care national patient safety goals. Home Healthcare Nurse, 27(4), 220-230.
  50. McGoldrick, M. (2009). Cleaning and disinfection of patient care equipment used in the home setting. CARING, 28(3), 34 - 39. 
  51. McGoldrick, M. (2009). Teaching/learning: Patient Education Perspective. (In ed. Leslie Neal-Boylan). Home Health Care Nursing: Concepts and Models (Second Edition). 9-28. Washington, DC: National Association for Home Care.
  52. McGoldrick, M. (2008). Infection prevention and control: Achieving a culture of zero tolerance. (Commentary). Home Healthcare Nurse, 26(1), 67-68.
  53. McGoldrick. M. (2008). National prevalence study of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in United States healthcare facilities. Home Healthcare Nurse, 26(1), 67-68.
  54. McGoldrick, M., Rhinehart, E. (2007). Managing multidrug-resistant organisms in home care and hospice: Surveillance, prevention and control. Home Healthcare Nurse, 25(9), 580-586.
  55. McGoldrick, M. (2007). Infection prevention and control. (Editorial). Home Healthcare Nurse, 25(9), 557-558.
  56. McGoldrick, M. (2007). Thank you for serving our country. (Editorial).  Home Healthcare Nurse, 25(5), 291-292.
  57. McGoldrick, M. (2007). Influenza vaccination of home care and hospice staff as a component of a patient safety program. Home Healthcare Nurse, 33(8), 449-450. 
  58. Rhinehart, E., McGoldrick, M. (2006). Infection control in home care and hospice. Second edition. Boston MA: Jones and Bartlett.
  59. McGoldrick, M. (2006). The germ freak's guide to outwitting colds and flu. (Book review). Home Healthcare Nurse, 24(4), 262.
  60. Friedman, M. McGoldrick. (2005). Medication safety: Look-alike sound alike-drugs in home care. Home Healthcare Nurse, 23(4), 243-253. 
  61. Friedman, M. McGoldrick. (2004). The JCAHO complex organization survey process and its impact on hospital-based home care and hospice providers.  Home Healthcare Nurse, 22(12), 854-857.
  62. Friedman, M. McGoldrick. (2004). Tracer methodology and the new Joint Commission home care & hospice survey process - Part II. Home Healthcare Nurse, 11(22), 748-752.
  63. Friedman, M. McGoldrick. (2004). Tracer methodology and the new Joint Commission home care & hospice Survey Process - Part IHome Healthcare Nurse, 10(22), 710-714. 
  64. Friedman, M. McGoldrick. (2004). What’s new in the 2004 Joint Commission home care and hospice standards? Part IIHome Healthcare Nurse, 22(2), 124-128. 
  65. Friedman, M. McGoldrick. (2004). What’s new in the 2004 Joint Commission home care and hospice standards? Part IHome Healthcare Nurse, 22(1), 56-59. 
  66. Friedman, M. McGoldrick. (2003). The Joint Commission's requirements for evaluating contracted home care services. Home Healthcare Nurse, 21(12), 801-803.
  67. Friedman, M. McGoldrick. (2003). Infection control update for home care and hospice organizationsHome Healthcare Nurse, 21(11), 753-758. 
  68. Friedman, M. McGoldrick. (2003). The Joint Commission's national patient safety goals: Implications for home care and hospice organizationsHome Healthcare Nurse, 21(7), 481-488. 
  69. Friedman, M. (2001). The needlestick safety and prevention act: Its impact on home care and hospice organization. Home Healthcare Nurse, 19(6), 356-360.
  70. Friedman, M. (2000). The Joint Commission’s ‘improving organizational performance standards’ for home infusion therapy providers. Journal of Intravenous Nursing, 12, 352- 358.
  71. Friedman, M., Rhinehart, E. (2000). Improving infection control in home care: From ritual to science-based practiceHome Healthcare Nurse, 18(2), 99-106.


General Guidelines

Home Care and Hospice Surveillance

APIC - HICPAC Surveillance Definitions for Home Health Care and Home Hospice Infections (Adobe PDF filePDF 160 KB)

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

NIOSH Hazard Review: Occupational Hazards in Home Healthcare (Adobe PDF filePDF 817 KB)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) Guidelines:

General Guidelines

Device-associated Infection Prevention Guidelines

Procedure-associated Infection Prevention Guidelines

Prevention and Control Drug-resistant Organisms in Healthcare Settings

Healthcare Personnel

World Health Organization (WHO)

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) implementation Guides:

APIC's Implementation Guides provide practical, evidence-based best practices for the elimination of specific infections. Each guide is designed for easy implementation and provides program interventions, surveillance methodology, and strategies for process improvement. The APIC Implementation Guides can be accessed at apic.org.

  • Guide to the Elimination of Methicillin-Resistant Staphyloccus aureus (MRSA) Transmission in Hospital Settings, 2nd Edition, 2010
  • Guide to the Elimination of Acinetobacter baumannii, 2010
  • Guide to the Elimination of CRBSIs, 2009
  • Guide to the Elimination of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia, 2009
  • Guide to the Elimination of Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs), 2009
  • Guide to the Elimination of Clostridium difficile, 2008