Recommendations for change in infection prevention programs and practice

Robert Garcia, Sue Barnes, Roy Boukidjian, Linda Kaye Goss, Maureen Spencer, Edward J. Septimus, Marc Oliver Wright, Shannon Munro, Sara M. Reese, Mohamad G. Fakih, Charles E. Edmiston, Martin Levesque

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Fifty years of evolution in infection prevention and control programs have involved significant accomplishments related to clinical practices, methodologies, and technology. However, regulatory mandates, and resource and research limitations, coupled with emerging infection threats such as the COVID-19 pandemic, present considerable challenges for infection preventionists. This article provides guidance and recommendations in 14 key areas. These interventions should be considered for implementation by United States health care facilities in the near future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1281-1295
Number of pages15
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2022


  • Antibiotic-resistant organisms
  • Decolonization
  • Emerging pathogens
  • Environment of care
  • Healthcare-associated infections
  • Infection prevention and control programs
  • Surveillance
  • United States
  • Humans
  • Pandemics/prevention & control
  • Health Facilities
  • COVID-19/prevention & control
  • Cross Infection/prevention & control
  • Infection Control/methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Health Policy
  • Epidemiology


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