Infection Network

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.

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.