Scientific Guidelines





Scientific Guidelines

The following are a select set of guidelines that govern the practice of infection prevention and control in home care and hospice. Please note this is not a complete list of all applicable evidence-based guidelines.

  1. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2011). Immunization of health-care personnel: recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). MMWR, 60(RR‐7), 1‐45. www.cdc.gov › mmwr › pdf › rr › rr6007Immunization of Health-Care Personnel - CDC
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Recommendations for Infection Control for Candida auris. (December 21, 2018). https://www.cdc.gov/fungal/candida-auris/c-auris-infection-control.html#homehealth
  3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (March 15, 2017). Core Infection Prevention and Control Practices for Safe Healthcare Delivery in All Settings Recommendations of the HICPAC. www.cdc.gov › hicpac › pdf › core-practicesCore Infection Prevention and Control Practices for ... - CDC
  4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (September 2016). Guide to Infection Prevention for Outpatient Settings: Minimum Expectations for Safe Care. www.cdc.gov › hicpac › pdf › core-practicesCore Infection Prevention and Control Practices for ... - CDC
  5. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2012). National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases. Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion. Guidance for Control of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE). www.cdc.gov › hai › organisms › cre › cre-toolkitFacility Guidance for Control of Carbapenem-resistant ... - CDC
  6. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (December 30, 2005). Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Health-Care Settings. MMWR. 54(RR-17), 1-141. www.cdc.gov › mmwr › preview › mmwrhtmlGuidelines for Preventing the Transmission of ... - CDC
  7. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (June 6, 2003). Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Health-Care Facilities. MMWR, 52(RR10), 1-42. www.cdc.gov › infectioncontrol › pdf › environmental-guidelines-PGuidelines for Environmental Infection Control in ... - CDC
  8. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (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. MMWR, 51(RR-16), 1-44. www.cdc.gov › mmwr › preview › mmwrhtmlGuideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings - CDC
  9. Dubberke, E., Gerding, D. (2011). Rationale for hand hygiene recommendations after caring for a patient with Clostridium difficile Infection. www.shea-online.org › images › patients › CDI-hand-hygiene-UpdateRationale for Hand Hygiene Recommendations after Caring ...
  10. Ellingson, K., Haas, J., Ailello, A., et al. (2014). Strategies to prevent healthcare-associated infections through hand hygiene. Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 35(8), 937-960. doi: 10.1086/677145 
  11. 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. http://ins.tizrapublisher.com/hai13r/
  12. Gould, C., Umscheid, C., Agarwal, R., et al., and the Healthcare Infections Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC). (2009). Guideline for prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infections 2009. www.cdc.gov › infectioncontrol › guidelines › cautiCatheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) - CDC
  13. Lo, E., Nicolle, L., Coffin, S., et al. (2014). SHEA/IDSA Practice Recommendations. Strategies to Prevent Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in Acute Care Hospitals: 2014 Update. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 25(5), 464-479. www.icpsne.org › SHEA 2014 Updated CAUTI Prevention Guidelines...Strategies to Prevent Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract ...
  14. MacCannell, T., Umscheid, C., Agarwal, R., et al. and Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee. (2011). Guideline for the prevention and control of norovirus gastroenteritis outbreaks in healthcare settings, 2011. www.cdc.gov › infectioncontrol › pdf › guidelines › norovirus-guidel...Guideline for the Prevention and Control of Norovirus ... - CDC
  15. McDonald, L.C., Gerding, D.N., Johnson, S., et al. (2018). Clinical Practice Guidelines for Clostridium difficile Infection in Adults and Children: 2017 Update by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). Clinical Infectious Diseases. 66(7), e1-e48. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy/149 
  16. Mermel, L.A., Allon, M., Bouza, E., Craven, D.E., Flynn, P., O’Grady, N.P, Raad II, Rijnders, B.J.A., Sherertz, R.J., Warren, D.K. (April 1, 2010). Clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of intravascular catheter–related infection: 2009 update by the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2009 Jul 1; 49(1):1–45. Erratum in: Clinical Infectious Diseases.; 50(3), 457; Clinical Infectious Diseases. 50(7), 1079. DOI: 10.1086/599376
  17. O’Grady, N., Alexander, M., Burns, L., et al. and Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee. (2011). Update July 2017. 2011 Guidelines for the prevention of intravascular catheter-related infections. Recommendations of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee. www.cdc.gov › hai › pdfs › bsi-guidelines-2011Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter ... - CDC
  18. Rutala, W.A., Weber, D., and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) (2008). Update May 2019. Guideline for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities. www.cdc.gov › infectioncontrol › pdf › disinfection-guidelines-HGuideline for Disinfection and Sterilization in ... - CDC
  19. Siegel, J.D., Rhinehart, E., Jackson. M., Chiarello, L., and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee. (2007). Update July 2019. Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings. https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/guidelines/isolation/updates.html
  20. Siegel, J.D., Rhinehart, E., Jackson, M., Chiarello, L. (2006). Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee. Management of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms in Healthcare Settings, 2006. https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/guidelines/mdro/index.html
  21. The United States Pharmacopeial Convention. (USP) (2012). USP-NF General Chapter <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding – Sterile Preparations. Free Download USP GC <797> 
  22. World Health Organization (WHO). (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://www.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/78060/1/9789241503372_eng.pdf?ua=1
  23. World Health Organization. (2009). WHO guidelines on hand hygiene in health care. WHO. http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2009/9789241597906_eng.pdf?ua=1