Home Care & Hospice Infection Control Resources

Mary McGoldrick's Publications

The following home care and hospice articles and publications were written by Mary McGoldrick since 2000 and can be downloaded below. A comprehensive list of other McGoldrick publications is available for review.


General Guidelines

Home Care and Hospice Surveillance

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

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

NIOSH Hazard Review: Occupational Hazards in Home Healthcare (Adobe PDF file PDF 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