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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria generated $16 to $26 billion dollars per year in extra costs to the United States healthcare system.


Studies & Publications

Statewide costs of health care-associated infections: Estimates for acute care hospitals in North Carolina
Authors: Anderson DJ., Pyatt DB., Weber DJ, Rutala WA and the North Carolina Department of Public Health HAI Advisory Group
Publication: Am J Infect Control 41 (2013) 764-8.


Acquisition of spores on gloved hands after contact with the skin of patients with Clostridium difficile infection and with environmental surfaces in their rooms
Authors: Perkins J., Ferguson J., Thomasser A., Carling P.
Publication: Am J Infect Control 40(2012) 556-8 (Abstract Only)



Guidelines & Recommendations

CDC Clostridium difficile Infections Toolkit 

Guideline for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities (2008)

Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Healthcare Facilities (2003)

Management of Multi-drug Resistant Organisms in Healthcare Settings (2006)

CDC Toolkit: Options for Environmental Cleaning (2010)

Practice Guidance for Healthcare Environmental Cleaning (2012)
This manual is available for purchase from the Association for the Healthcare Environment and is intended to be recommended practice for professionals who care for the healthcare environment and are responsible for management of healthcare cleaning and disinfection. The guidance is based on industry research, peer-reviewed clinical evidence and guidelines and best practice from other leaning healthcare organizations.

WHO Guidelines for Hand Hygiene in Healthcare (2009)

CDC Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings (2002)

Guideline for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities (2008)

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