Healthcare-associated infection (HAI) outbreak investigation user’s guide for completing the abstraction form
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Healthcare-associated infection (HAI) outbreak investigation user’s guide for completing the abstraction form

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      The purpose of this user’s guide is to provide basic instructions for completing the abstraction form, which is designed to systematically collect data as part of an healthcare-associated infection (HAI) outbreak investigation. The abstraction form was designed for common healthcareassociated infections; however the investigator will need to modify the form based on the nature of the outbreak investigation. Because outbreaks vary based on the setting, site of infection/disease, and type of pathogen involved, only some of the sections in the abstraction form may be relevant to a specific investigation. For example, an outbreak of respiratory infections in an acute care hospital may require a better understanding of a patient’s location within the hospital, history of ventilation, and receipt of respiratory treatments/medications. In contrast, an outbreak of infections associated with an outpatient clinic may require a better understanding of vascular access type or details about procedures/infusions received in that clinic.

      A carefully constructed abstraction form can be very useful in describing the epidemiology of the disease and assessing for preventable risk factors. This user’s guide contains general information or ‘variables’ that might be collected during HAI outbreak investigations in a variety of different settings. Tailoring this tool to meet your specific needs may require additional consultation with subject matter experts in the field or a review of the scientific literature describing similar outbreaks in the past.

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