CHAIN

    Safety Teams and Organizational Structure
    Access to Information
    Facility Expectations
    Engagement of Patient/Client/Resident and Family

 

 

 

 

Key Item

Road Map to a Comprehensive Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) Prevention Program. See the transmission section. Complete the HAI road map audit checklist prior to beginning any of the gap analyses.

 

Transmission-based Precautions - HAI prevention strategies

Transmission-based precautions are a building block for healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevention.

The practices in the Road Map to a Comprehensive Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) Prevention Program, including the transmission section, guide organizations in developing the infrastructure necessary to support and sustain infection prevention best practices.

 

 

 

 

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Sample Tools

Professional Education and Training

References, Guidelines, Standards

Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings, 2007. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for infection prevention staff, healthcare epidemiologists, healthcare administrators, nurses, other healthcare providers, and persons responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating infection control programs for healthcare settings across the continuum of care.

Patient Education

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