Moving Toward Elimination of Healthcare-Associated Infections: A Call to Action
- Written by CDC, SHEA, APIC, ASTHO, CSTE, IDSA, PIDS
- Thursday, 30 September 2010
A framework for achieving elimination of HAIs using successful preventive practices and public health strategies to achieve the goal of eliminating HAIs builds upon the basis of lessons from recent successes and require constant action and vigilance. These are: implement evidence-based practices that protect patients; align incentives to promote system-wide strategies for HAI prevention; address gaps in knowledge to push beyond the current medical knowledge; and collect data to target prevention efforts and to measure progress.