HICPAC


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HICPACHospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee
HICPACHealthcare Infection Control Practice Advisory Committee (Atlanta, GA)
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CDC and HICPAC guidance for control of infections with carbapenem-resistant or carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in acute care facilities recommends an aggressive infection control strategy encompassing laboratory testing, contact precautions and active surveillance.
i) Prudent use of vancomycin: Encouraging the appropriate use of oral and parenteral vancomycin is an important component of HICPAC recommendations.
Among features common to each cluster were the anesthesiologists; one did not wear a mask during these procedures as recommended by HICPAC (2007) to prevent infections from bacterium like Streptococcus salivarius, part of normal mouth flora.
Gould, Umscheid, Agarwal, Kuntz, Pegues, and the HICPAC (2009) encourage health care providers to "minimize urinary catheter use and duration of use in all patients, particularly those at higher risk for CAUTI or mortality from catheterization, such as women, the elderly, and patients with impaired immunity" (p.