Infection Prevention                        


OHA HEN 2.0 Resources 
(includes additional resources on ADE, CAUTI, CLABSI, SSI, VAE, VTE, Sepsis, CDI, and antibiotic stewardship)

Bacterial Infections:

 Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals - APIC

 Healthcare-Associated Infections - CDC

 Guide to Preventing CAUTI - APIC

 Guide to Preventing Clostridium difficile Infections - APIC

 Guide to Infection Prevention in Emergency Medical Services - APIC

 Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections - CDC

 Guide to the Elimination of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Transmission in Hospital Settings - APIC

 Sepsis - CDC Clinical Guidelines and Tools

 APIC Poster for Patients - ABC's of Antibiotics

 Duodenoscope Reprocessing: FDA Safety Communication - Supplemental Measures to Enhance Reprocessing

 Care Bundles and Prevention of Surgical Site Infection in Colorectal Surgery - JAMA Article

 Global guidelines on the prevention of surgical site infection - WHO

Viral Infections:

To watch the recorded OPSI Influenza Panel Discussion regarding the upcoming 2015-2016 Flu Season click here

Zika Virus: 

  • CDC Resources
  • Ohio Department of Health Resources
  • ACOG

 Seasonal Influenza - CDC

 What You Should Know for the 2016-2017 Influenza Season - CDC
 ACIP votes down use of LAIV for 2016-2017 flu season - CDC

For updated information on Ebola visit our Ebola Resources Page

Ohio Hospitals Ebola Training Module:  The Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Hospital Association partnership initiative Ohio Emerging Pathogen Coalition recently established new training for hospital personnel to complete eight training modules regarding Ebola
Ebola Virus - CDC

» Detailed Hospital Checklist
» Detailed EMS Checklist
» Decision Guide for CDC Consultation and Ebola Testing
» ED and EMS Ebola Screening
» CDC Key Points
» CDC Consultation Form

       American Hospital Association Ebola Resources

       National Library of Medicine Ebola Resources

      Ohio Hospital Resources
         » Ohio State University Travel Alert
            » Ohio State University Initial Ebola Assessment and Isolation


 Non-Polio Enterovirus - CDC

 Norovirus - CDC
     Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Norovirus Gastroenteritis Outbreaks in Healthcare Settings - CDC
     Norovirus - U.S. Trends and Outbreaks
     Norovirus in Healthcare Settings - CDC HAIs
     US Environmental Protection Agency Office of Pesticide Programs - List G: EPA Registered Hospital Disinfectants Effective Against Norovirus (Norwalk-like virus)

 Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection (RSV) - CDC
     RSV - For Healthcare Professionals - CDC
     Updated Guidance for Palivizumab Prophylaxis Among Infants and Young Children at Increased Risk of Hospitalization for Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection 
     RSV - Mayo Clinic
     Protecting Your Baby from RSV - American Academy of Pediatrics
     RSV - Hospital Poster


 Cryptosporidosis - "Crypto" - CDC


 Your 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene - poster

 Hand Hygiene Tool Kit


 Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine - CDC

HPV Vaccine Information for Clinicians - CDC
Supplemental information and guidance for vaccination providers regarding use of 9-valent HPV vaccine - CDC
Human Papillomavirus - Associated Cancers - US, 2008-2012 - CDC MMWR
Addressing Parents' Top Questions about HPV Vaccine - CDC
NCI-designated Cancer Centers Urge HPV Vaccination for the Prevention of Cancer

 Recommended Immunizations for Children from Birth Through 6 Years Old - CDC


 Recommended Immunizations for Children 7-18 Years Old - CDC

 Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule, by Age - CDC

 Vaccine Information Statements - CDC

 Measles: For Healthcare Professionals - CDC

 Mumps - CDC

Pediatric Resources:
(note: some of the SPS resources linked within these documents are available only to SPS participating hospitals)

 Solutions for Patient Safety Recommended Bundles:

 Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia



 Surgical Site Infections

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