Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines - Minnesota Dept. of Health

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 Precautions
- 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 Precautions

Injection Safety

  • Injection Safety
    Injection safety, or safe injection practices, refers to the measures taken to perform injections in the safest manner possible for patients, health care providers, and others.

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

Long-Term Care Facilities

Outpatient (Ambulatory) Care Facilities

  • CDC: Guide to Infection Prevention for Outpatient Settings: Minimum Expectations for Safe Care
    CDC infection prevention recommendations for outpatient (ambulatory care) settings. Ambulatory care includes facilities where patients do not remain overnight (e.g., hospital-based outpatient clinics, non-hospital based clinics and physician offices, urgent care centers, ambulatory surgical centers, public health clinics, imaging centers, oncology clinics, ambulatory behavioral health and substance abuse clinics, physical therapy and rehabilitation centers).

Dental

  • CDC: 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).

EMS

Updated Thursday, 28-Feb-2019 11:38:54 CST