Increasingly there is demand for data which directly quantifies the impact of hygiene interventions on infection rates. In the domestic setting, where infection transmission involves a complex web of inter-related pathways, this makes it impossible to quantify relative risks from individual crit
One of the key strategies for tackling AR, alongside antibiotic stewardship and developing new antimicrobials, is greater emphasis on improving infection prevention and control practices to prevent spread of resistant strains.
CDC has produced materials that are designed to help audiences understand the importance of using antibiotics correctly in community and outpatient settings, the health threat of antibiotic resistance, and how to get symptom relief when antibiotics are not needed.
In recognition of the importance of infection prevention and the role consumers can play to stay safe when they visit a healthcare facility, IFH has partnered with APIC to promote International Infection Prevention Week