Resources for Infection Control Assessment and Response Program (ICAR) Members - Minnesota Dept. of Health

ICAR Resources

Resources to address the infection prevention and control domains assessed by ICAR in both Acute Care Hospitals and Long-term Care Facilities.

  • Infection Prevention and Control Resources
    Guidelines, resources, materials, and other information for hand hygiene, personal protective equipment (PPE), respiratory and cough etiquette, injection safety and point of care testing, prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI), prevention of central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI), prevention of surgical site infection, prevention of infection in ambulatory care settings, surveillance and disease reporting, antibiotic stewardship, environmental cleaning, device reprocessing, and resources for other common diseases and infections.

  • Communication Resources
    Sign up for alerts and email updates to help you stay informed.

  • High Consequence Infectious Disease (HCID) Toolbox for Frontline Health Care Facilities
    Provides ready-to-use tools for frontline facilities to prepare to respond to patients who may have a HCID. It also helps facilities meet CMS emergency preparedness regulatory requirements for training and testing programs and develop a multi-year plan for HCID education and exercises. All while Incorporating standard infection prevention concepts into training and exercises.

Updated Tuesday, 29-Jan-2019 20:23:31 CST