Infection control benefits everyone.
Infection control prevents the spread of disease in healthcare settings. Following simple, evidence-based practices protects you, your patients and your community.
Stay up to date on best practices. Check out the resources below. We also offer:
- Help with communicable disease and reporting questions.
- Help with outbreak investigation and control.
- Visits from Public Health Consultant who provide public health information and updates.
When transferring a patient, hospitals and long-term care facilities must complete the
Inter-Facility Infection Prevention and Safety Form.
- Standard, contact, airborne and droplet precautions.
- CDC standard precautions page.
- MRSA and soft tissue infection guide for medical assistants and nurses.
- Infection prevention guidelines for foot care.
- Hand hygiene guide.
- Handwashing technique most effective for reducing bacteria—study comparing CDC and WHO methods.
- Wash your handsington campaign.
Personal protective equipment
Assisted living and long-term care
- Norovirus/vomiting/diarrhea outbreaks—Know your facility's normal gastrointestinal illness rate. This will help you quickly identify outbreaks. Use this toolkit if you suspect an outbreak.
- Flu outbreaks—Monitor flu-like illness Oct. 1 through April 30. Use this tool to promptly and effectively respond to an outbreak.
- Assisted living flu outbreaks—Congregate living facilities must provide a safe living environment. Use this tool to quickly identify and control flu outbreaks.
- Infection control resources and links.
- Healthcare-associated infections.
- Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.