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Guideline for isolation precautions in hospitals
  • Published Date:
    1996
  • Language:
    English
Filetype[PDF - 175.63 KB]


Details:
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  • Corporate Authors:
    Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (U.S.) ; National Center for Infectious Diseases (U.S.) ;
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  • Description:
    Part I. Evolution of isolation practices -- Part II. Recommendations for isolation precautions in hospitals -- Appendix A. Type and duration of precautions needed for selected infections and conditions.

    To assist hospitals in maintaining up-to-date isolation practices, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee1(HICPAC) have revised the CDC Guideline for Isolation Precautions in Hospitals. HICPAC was established in 1991 to provide advice and guidance to the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS); the Assistant Secretary for Health, DHHS; the Director, CDC; and the Director, National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID), regarding the practice of hospital infection control and strategies for surveillance, prevention, and control of nosocomial infections in U.S. hospitals. HICPAC also advises the CDC on periodic updating of guidelines and other policy statements regarding prevention of nosocomial infections.

    The revised guideline contains two parts. Part I, "Evolution of Isolation Practices," reviews the evolution of isolation practices in U.S. hospitals including their advantages, disadvantages, and controversial aspects and provides the background for the HICPAC-consensus recommendations contained in Part II, "Recommendations for Isolation Precautions in Hospitals." The guideline supersedes previous CDC recommendations for isolation precautions in hospitals.

    Presents the "Guideline for Isolation Precautions in Hospitals," which was written by Julia S. Garner and the Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee and published by Public Health Service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. Lists the committee members and reviewers. Discusses the evolution of isolation practices and recommendations for precautions in hospitals. Contains tables, an appendix, and references.

    Also published as: Garner JS, Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Commitee. Guideline for isolation precautions in hospitals. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 1996;17:53-80, and Am J Infect Control 1996;24:24-52.

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