General HAI Information & Resources

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Media Type

Year

Name

Webpage

Description

Comments

💻 Website

2014

AHA Fast Facts on US Hospitals

http://www.aha.
org/research/
rc/stat-
studies/
fast-facts.
shtml

Statistics on US hospitals by type and geography

Can also present as pie charts

💻 Website

2015

American Nurse Today Special Edition: Infection Prevention

https://
americannurse
today.com/
resources/
special-report-
infection-
prevention/

Covers CLABSI, CAUTI, SSI, VAP

Consolidated compendium, RN focused

💻 Website

Varied

APIC Implementation Guides

http://www.
apic.org/
Professional-
Practice/
Implementation
-guides

Consolidated webpage of infection prevention guidelines

Glossary list

💻 Website

Ongoing

APIC Infection Prevention & You

http://
consumers
.site.apic.org/

Consumer focused, covers a variety of infection prevention topics

Infographics, great resources for beginner through expert

💻 Website

2014

CDC Antibiotic Resistance Patient Safety Atlas

http://gis.
cdc.gov/
grasp/PSA/

Search data about antibiotic-resistant HAIs reported from 4,000+ U.S. hospitals

Dynamic mapping across US by microbe

💻 Website

2015

CDC Dialysis Safety

http://www.cdc.
gov/dialysis/

Hemodialysis patients are at a high risk for HAIs because the frequent use of catheters or insertion of needles to access the bloodstream. Website specifically addresses the needs of this vulnerable population.

Tile driven, well organized for clinician and patient

💻 Website

2015

CDC/HICPAC Publications

http://www.cdc.
gov/hicpac/
pubs.html

Consolidated resource page for relevant infection prevention guidelines

Requires time to review

💻 Website

Ongoing

CDC/MMWR National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS)

http://wonder.
cdc.gov/mmwr/
mmwrmorb2.
asp?mmwr_year
=2016&mmwr_
week=20

Statistical data of reportable diseases

Cumbersome database

💻 Website

2015

CDC/NHSN - Tracking Infections in Acute Care Hospitals/ Facilities

http://www.cdc.
gov/nhsn/
acute-care-
hospital/
index.html

Extensive by HAI resources for reporting

Lots of training videos

💻 Website

2015

CDC State-based HAI Prevention Activities

http://www.cdc.
gov/hai/
state-based/

State by state quick look of HAI activities.

Presents snapshot graphics of HAI data.

💻 Website

Top CDC Recommendations to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections

http://www.cdc.
gov/HAI/pdfs/
hai/top-cdc-
recs-factsheet.
pdf

2 page flyers with prevention strategies for CAUTI, SSI, CLABSI, C. Difficile, and MRSA

Provides basic steps and other practices to consider. Easy to evaluate and take away appropriate practices

💻 Website

2011

CDC Vital Signs: Making Healthcare Safer – reducing bloodstream infections

http://www.cdc.
gov/vitalsigns/
pdf/2011-03-
vitalsigns.pdf

Four pages; good statistics, but 2011 data. Overview of CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network role.

Historical document

💻 Website

IDSA - Infection Prevention and Control of Health Care-Associated Infections

http://www.
idsociety.org/
Infection_
Control_Policy/

Comprehensive website addresses guidelines and policy

Need time to review

 

Last edited 4/26/2016

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