Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines

Guidelines and recommendations related to infection prevention. HAIs are currently one of the top ten leading causes of death in the United States. Healthcare professionals have an important role in HAI prevention.

On this page:
General Guidelines and Recommendations
- Hand Hygiene
- Environmental Cleaning/Disinfection
- Isolation Precations
- Injection Safety
- Antimicrobial Stewardship
- Healthcare Personnel

Infection Specific Recommendations
- Multidrug-Resistant Organisms (MDRO)
- Clostridium difficile Infection
- Surgical Site Infections (SSI)
- Catheter-associated Bloodstream Infections
- Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections
- Healthcare-associated Pneumonia

Long-term Care Facilities
Outpatient (Ambulatory) Care Facilities


General Guidelines and Recommendations

Hand Hygiene

Environmental Cleaning/Disinfection

Isolation Precations

Injection Safety

Antimicrobial Stewardship

Healthcare Personnel

Infection Specific Recommendations

Multidrug-Resistant Organisms (MDRO)

  • MRSA Guidelines and Resources
    Guidelines, publications, and resources to prevent MRSA transmission in health care facilities.

  • MRSA Recommendations
    MDH recommendations for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) control in acute care settings.

Clostridium difficile Infection

Surgical Site Infections (SSI)

Catheter-associated Bloodstream Infections

Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections

Healthcare-associated Pneumonia

  • Guidelines for Preventing Health-Care--Associated Pneumonia, 2003
    CDC guidelines to reduce the incidence of healthcare-associated pneumonia and other severe, acute lower respiratory tract infections in acute-care hospitals and other healthcare settings (e.g., ambulatory and long-term care institutions) where healthcare is provided. Attention: Non-MDH link

Long-Term Care Facilities

Outpatient (Ambulatory) Care Facilities

Dental

  • Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings --- 2003
    This report consolidates previous recommendations and adds new ones for infection control in dental settings. Recommendations are provided regarding educating and protecting dental health-care personnel; preventing transmission of bloodborne pathogens; hand hygiene; personal protective equipment; contact dermatitis and latex hypersensitivity; sterilization and disinfection of patient-care items; environmental infection control; dental unit waterlines, biofilm, and water quality; and special considerations (e.g., dental handpieces and other devices, radiology, parenteral medications, oral surgical procedures, and dental laboratories). Attention: Non-MDH link

EMS

Updated Tuesday, 25-Sep-2012 12:08:04 CDT