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GOVERNMENT SITES

These resources will provide essential rules and regulations, guidelines, standards, and more for your infection prevention program!

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC

Guidelines available for many core infection prevention practices

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

CMS

Creates Rules and Regulations for Infection Prevention Requirements in Healthcare Settings

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U.S. Food & Drug Administration

FDA

Provides Guidance Documents, Product Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts.

United State Environmental Protection Agency

EPA

Resources for environmental cleaners and disinfectants

U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSHA

Provides standards for blood borne pathogens, personal protective equipment, TB requirements, and more.

Agency for Health Care Administration

AHCA

"...responsible for the administration of the Florida Medicaid program, licensure and regulation of Florida’s health facilities and for providing information to Floridians about the quality of care they receive."

World Health Organization

WHO

Provides international recommendations on many infection prevention topics, including hand hygiene and CJD/Prion infection control

U.S. Department of Transportation

DOT

Laws regarding transportation of biohazardous specimens

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

AHRQ

Quality Improvement Processes for Infection Prevention Hot Topics (CLABSI, CAUTI, MRSA, etc.)

Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee

HICPAC

"HICPAC is a federal advisory committee appointed to provide advice and guidance to DHHS and CDC regarding the practice of infection control and strategies for surveillance, prevention, and control of healthcare-associated infections, antimicrobial resistance and related events in United States healthcare settings."

National Healthcare Safety Network

NHSN

"CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network is the nation’s most widely used healthcare-associated infection tracking system. NHSN provides facilities, states, regions, and the nation with data needed to identify problem areas, measure progress of prevention efforts, and ultimately eliminate healthcare-associated infections."

National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health

NIOSH

"To develop new knowledge in the field of occupational safety and health and to transfer that knowledge into practice."