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)
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
StateAccepted/In press - 2022


  • Antibiotic-resistant organisms
  • Decolonization
  • Emerging pathogens
  • Environment of care
  • Healthcare-associated infections
  • Infection prevention and control programs
  • Surveillance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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