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SHEA and IDSA, with partner organizations AHA, APIC, and the Joint Commission in 2014 updated the popular science-based and practical recommendations for acute care hospitals for the prevention of common HAIs in Infection Control and Healthcare Epidemiology, originally published in 2008.

The 2014 Compendium Updates represent practical recommendations by the leading champions in infection prevention and healthcare quality improvement.

The Compendium

  • Synthesizes best evidence for the prevention of surgical site infections, central line-associated bloodstream infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia, Clostridium difficile, MRSA, and hand hygiene
  • Highlights basic HAI prevention strategies plus advanced approaches for outbreak management and other special circumstances
  • Recommends performance and accountability measures to apply to individuals and groups working to implement infection prevention practices

2014 Compendium Update: Table of Contents

All the sections have been published online as of July 2014. A bound supplement will be available in Fall 2014. For more information on the costs of bulk orders, contact kweinshel@shea-online.org.

Introduction: Introduction to "A Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals: 2014 Updates"

Commentary: Maintaining the Momentum of Change: The Role of the 2014 Updates to the Compendium in Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections

Strategies to Prevent Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in Acute Care Hospitals: 2014 Update

Strategies to Prevent Surgical Site Infections in Acute Care Hospitals: 2014 Update

Strategies to Prevent Clostridium difficile Infections in Acute Care Hospitals: 2014 Update

Strategies to Prevent Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections in Acute Care Hospitals: 2014 Update

Strategies to Prevent Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Acute Care Hospitals: 2014 Update

Commentary: Approaches for Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections: Go Long or Go Wide?

Strategies to Prevent Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Acute Care Hospitals: 2014 Update

Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections through Hand Hygiene

A View from The Joint Commission Perspective: Updated Compendium Will Continue to Help Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections

An Infection Preventionist's View of the Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections: Structure, Process, and Outcome

Executive Summary: A Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals: 2014 Updates

For the 2008 Compendium articles, please visit the Guidelines page.