CORHA Principles and Practices for Healthcare Outbreak Response
The CORHA Principles and Practices for Healthcare Outbreak Response is a comprehensive reference developed with the aim of equipping public health, healthcare, and other stakeholders with information on a series of HAI/AR outbreak response topics.
The Principles and Practices will serve as a resource for users who are working to build, standardize or improve capacities and practices related to HAI/AR outbreak detection, reporting, investigation, and control. In its final form, the Principles and Practices will consist of 8 chapters and 2 supplemental documents.
Ch 1: Overview
Ch 2: Fundamental Concepts
Ch 3: Planning and Preparation
Ch 4: Outbreak Detection and Reporting
Ch 5: Investigation and Control
Ch 6: Laboratory Best Practices in Support of Healthcare-Associated Infection and Antimicrobial-Resistant Pathogen Outbreak Response
Ch 7: Special Consideration for Multi-Facility and Multi-Jurisdictional Outbreaks
Ch 8: Communications, Media, Public Reporting, Notification, and Disclosure
Supplement A: Outbreak Investigations Related to Medical Products
Supplement B: Infection Control Breach Investigations
Date Posted: January 2021
Updated: October 2022
Disclaimer: The positions and views expressed in these materials do not necessarily represent the official positions of CORHA’s member organizations.