“No One Department Is Solely Responsible for Infection Prevention”: American Hospital Association and CDC Release Environmental Infection Control Guide

September 17, 2018 | Strategic Insights for Ambulatory Care


​A new guide from the American Hospital Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) aims to help organizations use the physical environment to reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Using the Health Care Physical Environment to Prevent and Control Infection: A Best Practice Guide to Help Health Care Organizations Create Safe, Healing Environments features best practices, case studies, and resources that were developed using "key research." The guide is for people "involved in designing, building, and operating healthcare facilities," according to a news release from the American Hospital Association's American Society for Health Care Engineering, which helped to produce it.

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