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shea and idsa, with partner organizations aha, apic, and the joint commission in 2014 updated the popular science-based and practical recommendations for acute care hospitals for the prevention of common hais in , originally published in 2008.

the 2014 compendium updates represent practical recommendations by the leading champions in infection prevention and healthcare quality improvement.

The Compendium

  • Synthesizes best evidence for the prevention of surgical site infections, central line-associated bloodstream infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia, Clostridium difficile, MRSA, and hand hygiene
  • Highlights basic HAI prevention strategies plus advanced approaches for outbreak management and other special circumstances
  • Recommends performance and accountability measures to apply to individuals and groups working to implement infection prevention practices

2014 Compendium Update: Table of Contents

All the sections have been published online as of July 2014. A bound supplement will be available in Fall 2014. For more information on the costs of bulk orders, contact

For the 2008 Compendium articles, please visit the Guidelines page.