Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines

Guidelines and recommendations related to infection prevention. HAIs are currently one of the top ten leading causes of death in the United States. Health care professionals have an important role in HAI prevention.

On this page:
General Guidelines and Recommendations
Hand Hygiene | Environmental Cleaning/Disinfection | Isolation Precautions | Injection Safety | Antimicrobial Stewardship | Health Care Personnel
Infection Specific Recommendations
Multidrug-Resistant Organisms (MDRO) | Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) | Surgical Site Infections (SSI) | Catheter-related Bloodstream Infections (CRBSI) | Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) | Healthcare-associated Pneumonia
Long-term Care Facilities
Outpatient (Ambulatory) Care Facilities
Dental | EMS

General Guidelines and Recommendations

Hand Hygiene

Environmental Cleaning/Disinfection

Isolation Precautions

Injection Safety

  • Injection Safety
    Injection safety, or safe injection practices, refers to the measures taken to perform injections in the safest manner possible for patients, health care providers, and others.

Antimicrobial Stewardship

Health Care Personnel

Infection Specific Recommendations

Multidrug-Resistant Organisms (MDRO)

Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI)

Surgical Site Infections (SSI)

Catheter-related Bloodstream Infections (CRBSI)

Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI)

Healthcare-associated Pneumonia

Long-term Care Facilities

Outpatient (Ambulatory) Care Facilities

Dental

  • CDC: Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings --- 2003
    This report consolidates previous recommendations and adds new ones for infection control in dental settings. Recommendations are provided regarding educating and protecting dental health-care personnel; preventing transmission of bloodborne pathogens; hand hygiene; personal protective equipment; contact dermatitis and latex hypersensitivity; sterilization and disinfection of patient-care items; environmental infection control; dental unit waterlines, biofilm, and water quality; and special considerations (e.g., dental handpieces and other devices, radiology, parenteral medications, oral surgical procedures, and dental laboratories).

EMS

Updated Tuesday, 12-Apr-2022 16:00:25 CDT