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CORHA High-Level Guidance for Outbreaks of Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial-Resistant Pathogens

The CORHA High-Level Guidance (HLG) for Outbreaks of Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) and Antimicrobial-Resistant (AR) Pathogens is intended as a comprehensive reference containing information specific to HAI/AR outbreak detection, reporting, investigation and control. The document covers key areas that are applicable to settings across the public health and healthcare continuum.

The HLG aims to equip public health, healthcare and other stakeholders with information on a series of HAI/AR outbreak response topics and will serve as a resource for users who are trying to build, standardize or improve capacities and practices related to HAI/AR outbreak detection, reporting, investigation and control.

Ch 1: Overview of the CORHA High-Level Guidance
Ch 2: Fundamental Concepts of Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial-Resistant Pathogens Surveillance and Outbreak Response
Ch 3: Planning and Preparation for Healthcare-Associated Infection and Antimicrobial-Resistant Pathogen Outbreak Response
Ch 4: Healthcare-Associated Infection and Antimicrobial-Resistant Pathogen Outbreak Detection and Reporting
Ch 5: Investigation and Control of Healthcare-Associated Infection and Antimicrobial-Resistant Pathogen Outbreaks
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: Regulatory and Policy Framework for Healthcare Outbreak Response
Ch 9: Communications, Media, Public Reporting, Notification, and Disclosure
Ch 10: Performance Indicators for Healthcare-Associated Infection and Antimicrobial-Resistant Pathogen Outbreak Response
Supplement A: Outbreak Investigations Related to Medical Products
Supplement B: Infection Control Breach Investigations

Source: CORHA
Author: CORHA
Date Posted: January 2021
Updated: April 2021

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