“The Single Most Important Method of Preventing Transmissions of Infectious Agents” and More from the American Academy of Pediatrics
December 20, 2017 | Strategic Insights for Health System
Mandatory influenza shots for healthcare professionals and a recommendation against the use of antimicrobial soap are among the updates issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in recently revised guidelines for infection control in ambulatory settings. The guidelines were revised to address areas not covered by the original statement, which was released in 2007. Along with mandatory flu shots, AAP also recommends providers be vaccinated against hepatitis B, measles-mumps-rubella, varicella, and tetanus-diphtheria.