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Officials Unveil Infection Prevention Guide for Outpatient Care

July 15, 2011

CDC on Wednesday released its "Guide to Infection Prevention for Outpatient Settings: Minimum Expectations for Safe Care." The 17-page booklet's publication comes as more patients access care in outpatient clinics, physicians' offices, and community settings, rather than in hospitals. CDC says the guide seeks to provide basic infection prevention recommendations for these non-hospital settings; reaffirm standard precautions for all health care settings; and provide links to full recommendations and more details. The guide was created in collaboration with the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee, which comprises 14 infection control experts. To download a copy, visit www.cdc.gov/HAI/pdfs/guidelines/standatds-of-ambulatory-care-7-2011.pdf.

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Adapted from:
The Hill (Washington, D.C.)
07.13.2011; Julian Pecquet



This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.


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