Infection Prevention and Control
General Information

Biological MSDS -
List for Organisms (predominantly bacteria and viruses). Includes Information on Pathogenicity, Epidemiology, Infectious Dose, and Mode of Transmission.

Public Health Agency of Canada

Guidance for Control of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)

CDC (PDF file)

Role of hospital surfaces in the transmission of emerging healthcare associated pathogens: Norovirus, Clostridium difficile, and Acinetobacter species

David J. Weber, MD, MPH, William A. Rutala, PhD, MPH, Melissa B. Miller, PhD, Kirk Huslage, RN, BSN, MSPH, and Emily Sickbert-Bennett, MS - Chapel Hill, North Carolina (PDF file)

Best Practices for Infection Prevention and Control Programs in Ontario
In All Health Care Settings

Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee (PDF file)

2007 Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings - Appendix A

CDC (PDF file)

Control of communicable diseases manual

American Public Health Association (PDF file)

Infection Control Principles for the Management of Construction, Renovation, Repairs and Maintenance within Health Care Facilities

Loddon Mallee Region Infection Control Resource Centre (PDF file)

Protecting HealthCare Workers from Infectious Diseases: A Self-Assessment Tool

Public Services Health and Safety Association (PDF file)

Practical Guidelines for Infection Control in Health Care Facilities

World Health Organization (PDF file)

Hand Sanitizer Dispensers and Associated Hospital-Acquired Infections: Friend or Fomite?

Simon D. Eiref, I. Michael Leitman, and William Riley. Surgical Infections. June 2012, 13(3): 137-140.doi:10.1089/sur.2011.049. (PDF file)

High Humidity Leads to Loss of Infectious Influenza Virus from Simulated Coughs

John D. Noti et al - NIOSH / CDC (PDF file)

National Guidelines for the Prevention of Nosocomial Invasive Aspergillosis During Construction/Renovation Activities

NATIONAL DISEASE SURVEILLANCE CENTRE (ISBN 0-9540177-3-0) (PDF file)

Guidelines for Safe Work Practices in Human and Animal Medical Diagnostic Laboratories

CDC (PDF file)

Olfactory transmission of neurotropic viruses

Isamu Mori, Yukihiro Nishiyama, Takashi Yokochi, and Yoshinobu Kimura - Journal of NeuroVirology, 11: 129–137, 2005 (PDF file)

Healthcare-associated Infections (HAIs)

CDC

Antibiotic Agents

The Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics

Decontamination and Antimicrobials

U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory Operated by the University of California

Infections by Organ System

Infectious Diseases Society of America

Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee - Publications

CDC

Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Health-Care Facilities

Recommendations of CDC and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee

Infectious Diseases - Infection Control Guidelines

Public Health Agency of Canada

Disease Prevention and Control Guidelines

Public Health Agency of Canada

Infectious Diseases A-Z

Health Protection Agency - UK

Infection Control A-Z Index

Centre for Disease Control and Prevention U.S.A.

Medline Plus / Infection Control Information

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/infectioncontrol.html

Todar's Online Textbook of Bacteriology

Kenneth Todar, PhD - University of Wisconsin, Department of Bacteriology

Communicable Diseases Surveillance Protocols

Ontario Hospital Association

Infection Prevention - A Reference Booklet for Healthcare Providers

EngenderHealth (PDF file)

Concepts of Infection Control

(ppt)

Communicable Disease Control Manual

http://www.bccdc.ca/dis-cond/comm-manual/default.htm

Community and Hospital Infection Control - Canada

http://www.chica.org/

Guidelines from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)

http://ricn.on.ca/phacguidlinesp3.php

Bloodborne Pathogens

U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration

Infection Control

Medlineplus

Reinforcing the linkages between infection control and occupational health strengthens both programs and enhances patient and employee safety

html

Infection Control: Basic Infection Prevention Techniques

(YouTube)

Best Practices for Infection Prevention and Control Programs in Ontario in All Health Care Settings

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

The Regional Infection Control Networks - Fact Sheets

http://ricn.on.ca/factsheetsp64.php

Infection Control - KEY ARTICLES AND RESOURCE MATERIALS

Ontario Safety Association for Community and Healthcare

Infection Control and Healthcare

Keith F. Woeltje, M.D., Ph.D. - Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine

Infection Control Today

Virgo Publishing, LLC.

Infection Control Initiatives

The Joint Commission

Prevention and Control of Hospital-acquired Infections

Office of the Auditor General of Ontario (PDF)

Emerging Infectious Diseases - Current Issue: Table of Contents

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vaccine Safety

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases, 6th Edition

Elsevier Inc.

Prevention and Control of Occupational Infections in Healthcare

Canada Communicable Disease Report / Infection Control Guidelines (PDF file)

Centre for Disease Control - Infection Control in Healthcare Settings

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/index.html

Ontario Ministry of Health Core Competency Education Modules

http://microbiology.mtsinai.on.ca/coreEducModules/default.asp

Multimedia Presentations

Department of Microbiology, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada

Infectious Disease Book

Family Practice Notebook

eMedicine - INFECTIOUS DISEASES SECTIONS

http://emedicine.medscape.com/infectious_diseases

Infectious Diseases Articles

emedicine

Basic Concepts of Infection Control

IFIC

Application of the Updated CDC Isolation Guidelines for Health Care Facilities

AORN Journal, March, 2008 - Shauna Ely Tarrac

Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings (2007)

CDC - NIOSH

Healthcare Associated Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance (HCAI & AMR) Department

Health Protection Agency - UK

Health Care Worker Safety - SafeHandS network

http://www.uow.edu.au/health/safehands/UOW024808.html

Infectious Diseases Information

The Johns Hopkins University, The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Health System

Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Health-Care Facilitiesss

Centre for Disease Control and Prevention U.S.A. (PDF file)

Additional Precautions for Preventing the Transmission of Infection in Healthcare

Canada Communicable Disease Report (PDF file)

University of Pennsylvania Health System - Guidelines for Antimicrobial Therapy

http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/bugdrug/antibiotic_manual/table%20of%20contents.htm


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Disinfection and Sterilization

Guideline for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities, 2008

CDC- NIOSH (PDF)

Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare: New CDC Guidelines

CDC (PDF)

Disinfection and Sterilization in All Health Care Settings

(PDF file)

Sterilants and Disinfectants in Healthcare Facilities

Healthcare Environmental Resource Centre

Health hazards from exposure to ortho-phthalaldehyde, a disinfectant for endoscopes, and preventive measures for health care workers

Fujita H, Sawada Y, Ogawa M, Endo Y. Department of Transfusion Medicine, Tokyo Metropolitan Bokutoh Hospital, Koutoubashi, Tokyo, Japan. (PDF file)

Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control

Johns Hopkins Health System

Disinfection and Sterilization

disinfectionandsterilization.org

Antimicrobial biocides in the healthcare environment: efficacy, usage, policies, and perceived problems

Jean-Yves Maillard - Ther Clin Risk Manag > v.1(4); Dec 2005

Best Practices Guidelines for the Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization of Medical Devices in Health Authorities

http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/library/publications/year/2007/
BPGuidelines_Cleaning_Disinfection_Sterilization_MedicalDevices.pdf


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Influenza

FluWatch Canada

Public Health Agency of Canada

FLU.gov

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Website LINKS

Healthcare Safety Info-eLinkô

Flu Watch News.com

World Health Organization Update

Interim Guidance for Infection Control for Care of Patients with Confirmed or Suspected Swine Influenza A (H1N1) Virus

(CDC)

ACIP Recommendations: Introduction and Biology of Influenza

CDC

HHS Pandemic Influenza Plan - Supplement 4 - Infection Control

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Influenza Vaccination of Health-Care Personnel

CDC

FDA Clears New H5N1 Test

http://ohsonline.com/Articles/2008/10/2FDA-Clears-Flu-Test.aspx

Vaccine Information for the public and health professionals

Immunization Action Coalition

Influenza Immunization of Healthcare Personnel

APIC Position Paper (PDF file)
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Tuberculosis

NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Tuberculosis

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/tb/

Tuberculosis Links & Resources - New York Committee for Occupational Safety & Health

http://www.nycosh.org/workplace_hazards/Biosafety/tuberculosis.html

Tuberculosis

Occupational Safety & Health Administration - Hospital eTool

TB Respiratory Protection Program In Health Care Facilities
Administrator's Guide

CDC

Hospital Ventilation and Risk for Tuberculous Infection in Canadian Health Care Workers

Menzies D, Fanning A, Yuan L, FitzGerald JM. - Montreal Chest Institute

Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Tuberculosis in Canadian Health Care Facilities and Other Institutional Settings

http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/ccdr-rmtc/96vol22/22s1/index.html


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MRSA

MRSA Infections

CDC

Medline Plus - Community-Acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA); Hospital-Acquired MRSA

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007261.htm

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration

Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Study Results

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.

Yale New Haven Hospital Infection Control Manual- Methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA)

http://www.med.yale.edu/ynhh/infection/guidelines/mrsa/intro.html

Clinical Guidelines - Antibiotic / Antimicrobial Resistance
Healthcare-Associated Infections

National Center for Infectious Diseases/Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases

MDRO - Multidrug-Resistant Organisms

U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration

Community And Hospital Infection Control Association - Canada

Antibiotic-Resistant Organisms Links and Resources


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HIV

Bloodborne Infectiouss Diseases HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B Virus, and Hepatitis C Virus

CDC - NIOSH

Postmortem Viability of Human Immunodeficiency Virus --
Implications for the Teaching of Anatomy

The New England Journal of Medicine


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Hepatitis B and C

Bloodborne Infectiouss Diseases HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B Virus, and Hepatitis C Virus

CDC - NIOSH

Viral Hepatitis and Emerging Bloodborne Pathogens in Canada

Public Health Agency of Canada


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SARS

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

World Health Organization

SARS assessment clinic: a rapid response to an infectious outbreak

Can J Emerg Med 2005;7(3):162-7

Preventing Respiratory Illnesses In Community Settings

Ontario (PDF file)

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - U.S.A.

Infection Control and Surveillance Standards for Febrile Respiratory Illness in Non-Outbreak Conditions in Acute Care Hospitals

Ontario (PDF file)

Management of Mulitdrug-Resistant Organisms in Healthcare Settings, 2006

Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (PDF file)
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Norovirus

Norovirus in Healthcare Settings

CDC

"Norwalk-Like Viruses" - Public Health Consequences and Outbreak Management

CDC

Norovirus (Norwalk-like Virus, Small Round Structured Virus)

UK - Health Protection Agency

Recommendation for the Control of Norovirus Outbreaks in Long Term Care, Health Care
and Daycare Facilities

Pennsylvania Department of Health


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Clostridium Difficile

Clostridium difficile-associated disease: New challenges from an established pathogen

R. H. Sunenshine, MD, L.C. McDonald, MD, Centre for Disease Control U.S.A. (PDF )

Best Practices Document for the Management of Clostridium difficile in all health care settings

Dale N. Gerding,1,2 Carlene A. Muto,3 and Robert C. Owens, Jr (PDF )

Control of Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) Outbreaks in Hospitals - A Guide for Hospital and Health Unit Staff

Ontario Public Health Protection and Prevention Branch Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (PDF )

Measures to Control and Prevent Clostridium difficile Infection

Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee (PIDAC) (PDF )

Clostridium difficile Infection (C. diff, CDI, C. difficile)

CDC

Nurse Training & Infection Control: C. difficile

(YouTube)

Clostridium difficile infection is the most important cause of hospital-acquired diarrhoea.

UK - Health Protection Agency

Clostridium difficile ó More Difficult Than Ever

Ciar·n P. Kelly, M.D., and J. Thomas LaMont, M.D. N Engl J Med 2008; 359:1932-1940October 30, 2008

Aerial Dissemination of Clostridium difficile spores

Katherine Roberts et al - BioMed Central Ltd

The potential for airborne dispersal of Clostridium difficile from symptomatic patients

Best EL, Fawley WN, Parnell P, Wilcox MH. - Microbiology Department, Old Medical School, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds Teaching Hospitals National Health Service Trust, United Kingdom.


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Prions

Novel methods for disinfection of prion-contaminated medical devices

Lancet. 2004 Aug 7-13;364(9433):521-6

Guidelines on Tissue Infectivity Distribution in Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies

WHO (PDF)

Prions (CJD) and Processing of Reusable Medical Products

William A. Rutala, Ph.D., M.P.H.
University of North Carolina (UNC) Hospitals and UNC School of Medicine (ppt)


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Legionella

Legionellosis Resource Site (Legionnaires' Disease and Pontiac Fever)

CDC

Legionellae Control in Health Care Facilities

http://www.hcinfo.com/ldbook.htm


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Group A Streptococcus

Group A Streptococcal (GAS) Disease

CDC


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Smallpox

Smallpox: Infection Control

CDC


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Measles (Rubeola)

Measles (Rubeola)

CDC


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Infection Control and Construction

Hospital Construction: Stirring Up Trouble

Judene Bartley MS, MPH, CIC - July 1, 2007

CSA Z317.13 Infection Control During Construction, Renovation and Maintenance of Health Care Facilities (2007)

CSA

Canadian Standards Association - Infection Control During Construction, Renovation, and Maintenance of Health Care Facilities

http://www.csa-intl.org/onlinestore/GetCatalogDrillDown.asp?Parent=3392

Construction-related Nosocomial Infections in Patients in Healthcare Facilities

Canada Communicable Disease Report (PDF file)
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Infection Control - Specific Categories

The Infection Hazards of Human Cadavers

T D Healing, P N Hoffman, S E J Young (PDF file)

Infection Control for Anesthesiology

American Society of Anesthesiologists (PDF file)

Infection Control in Paediatric Office Settings

Canadian Paediatric Society

INFECTION CONTROL IN BURN PATIENTS

Joan Weber, RN, BSN, CIC Infection Control Coordinator,
Shriners Burns Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts (PDF file)

Infection Control in Endoscopy

Gastroenterological Society of Australia

Infection Control in the Physician's Office (2005)

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (PDF file)

Infection Control in Dental Settings

http://www.cdc.gov/oralHealth/InfectionControl/index.htm

Center for Biosecurity

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Introduction to Infection Control in Care Homes

U.K. Health Protection Agency

Home Laundering of healthcare uniforms FAQs

Regional Infection Control Networks - Ontario, Canada


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Infection Prevention

INFECTION CONTROL GUIDELINE for the Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia

Centre for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control Public Health Agency of Canada (PDF)

Calgary Health Region - Post Exposure Management Of Occupational Exposure To Blood & Body Fluids

http://www.calgaryhealthregion.ca/policy/docs/1465/PostExposureGuidelines.pdf

Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings

CDC

LIST OF SAFETY-ENGINEERED SHARP DEVICES and other products designed to prevent occupational exposures to bloodborne pathogens

International Healthcare Worker Safety Center, University of Virginia Health System (PDF file)

Infection Control Education Institute - WEBINAR - Fighting Healthcare-Acquired Infections in the Sterile Processing Department

http://www.iceinstitute.com/webinar_hai_oct.html

Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation

http://www.aami.org/

Links to Safe Needle Devices

State of Alaska Department of Labor

Hand Washing, Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare

Health Canada (PDF file)

Hospital & Healthcare Facilities Air Purification Equipment Menu

Abatement Technologies, Inc.

Negative Pressure Room

OHTAC Recommendations (PDF file)

In-Room HEPA Cleaners: Guidance Document

University Health Network (PDF file)

Respiratory Performance Offered by N95 Respirators and Surgical Masks: Human Subject Evaluation with NaCl Aerosol Representing Bacterial and Viral Particle Size Range

Annals of Occupational Hygiene # Volume 52, Number 3 # Pp. 177-185

Infection Control Guidelines:
Hand Washing, Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization in Health Care

Canada Communicable Disease Report 1998 (PDF file)

"Clean Care is Safer Care"

WHO

Engineering Out Needle Stick Injuries

Mary Anne Moser, CRSP, CHSC, RPN, C.OHS (PDF file)

Healthcare Worker Safety; More Than Replacing Devices

(ppt)

Toronto Hospital Reduces Sharps Injuries by 80%, Eliminates Blood Collection Injuries

Laura Visser, Healthcare Quarterly, 9(1) 2006: 68-70

International Healthcare Worker Safety Center

The International Healthcare Worker Safety Center at the University of Virginia Health System

Respirator Trusted-Source Information Page

CDC

NIOSH-Approved Disposable Particulate Respirators (Filtering Facepieces)

CDC - NIOSH

Facing Airborne Infections

Judith Green-McKenzie, M.D., MPH, FACOEM, David J. D'Souza, M.D., MPH, FACOEM … May 2006

Respiratory Protection in Health Care: Opportunities for Risk Reduction

Don Wright, MD, MPH Director: Office of Occupational Medicine Occupational Safety and Health United States Department of Labor (PDF file)  

Foodborne Infection

Foodborne Illness : Food Poisoning

OutBreak, Inc.

Infectious Disease Information - Food-Related Diseases

CDC


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