Evidence-Based Guidelines


The following are links to guidelines, policies and standards that infection control professions may use to support their own documentation and best practices.

See also: Infection control guidelines links from the International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium

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DATE POLICY/GUIDELINE
IPAC CANADA
PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY OF CANADA (PHAC)
2013 Canadian Biosafety Standards and Guidelines, first edition
2013 Clostridium difficile Infection - Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Management in Long-term Care Facilities
2013 Clostridium difficile Infection - Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Management in Acute Care Settings
2013 Hand Hygiene Practices in Healthcare Settings
2012 Infection Prevention and Control Guideline for the Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia - not currently available
2012 Routine Practices and Additional Precautions for Preventing the Transmission of Infection in Healthcare Settings
2012 Seasonal Influenza - Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Management in Home Care Settings
2011 Annex F: Prevention and Control of Influenza during a Pandemic for All Healthcare Settings
2011 Infection Prevention and Control Guideline for Flexible Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Flexible Bronchoscopy
2010 Infection Prevention and Control Measures for Healthcare Workers in Acute Care and Long-term Care Settings - Seasonal Influenza
2010 Essential Resources for Effective Infection Prevention and Control Programs: A Matter of Patient Safety - A Discussion Paper (2010)
2010 Infection Prevention and Control Measures for Healthcare Workers in All Healthcare Settings - Carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative Bacilli
2007 Infection Prevention and Control Best Practices for Long Term Care, Home and Community Care including Health Care Offices and Ambulatory Clinics
2007 Canadian Tuberculosis Standards (6th edition)
2006 Guidelines for Prevention and Control of Meningococcal Disease
2006 Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Invasive Group A Streptococcal Disease
2006 Canadian Immunization Guide (7th edition)
2006 Canadian Guidelines on Sexually Transmitted Infections
2002 Classic Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease in Canada
2002 Prevention and Control of Occupational Infections in Health Care
2001 Construction-related Nosocomial Infections in Patients in Health Care Facilities
1999 Hepatitis C - Prevention and Control: A Public Health Concensus
1999 Infection Prevention and Control Practices for Personal Services: Tattooing, Ear/Body Piercing, and Electrolysis
1997 Foot Care by Health Care Providers
1997 Controlling Antimicrobial Resistance - An Integrated Action Plan for Canadians
1997 An Integrated Protocol to Manage Health Care Workers Exposed to Bloodborne Pathogens
1997 Preventing Infections Associated with Indwelling Intravascular Access Devices
1997 Preventing the Spread of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE) in Canada
1997 Preventing the Transmission of Bloodborne Pathogens in Health Care and Public Service Settings
1997 Canadian Contingency Plan for Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers and Other Related Diseases
1996 Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Tuberculosis in Canadian Health Care Facilities and Other Institutional Settings
1995 Guidelines for Establishment of a Post-exposure Notification Protocol for Emergency Responders
1992 Guidelines for the Identification, Investigation and Treatment of Individuals with Concomitant Tuberculosis and HIV Infection
U.S. CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)
2011 Guide to Infection Prevention for Outpatient Settings: Minimum Expectations for Safe Care
2011 Guideline for Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections
2011 Guideline for the Prevention and Control of Norovirus Gastroenteritis Outbreaks in Healthcare Settings
2009 Guidance for Control of Infections with Carbapenem-Resistant or Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae in Acute Care Facilities
2009 Guideline for Prevention of Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections
2009 Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories – 5th edition
2008 Guidance for Control of Infections with Carbapenem-Resistant or Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae in Acute Care Facilities
2008 Guideline for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities, 2008
2007 Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings 2007
2007 Guidelines for Developing an Institutional Program to Enhance Antimicrobial Stewardship
2006 Management of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms In Healthcare Settings, 2006
2005 Control and Prevention of Meningococcal Disease
2005 Guidelines for Management of Occupational Exposures to HIV and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis (Updated)
2005 Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Health-Care Settings
2004 Workbook for Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating a Sharps Injury Prevention Program
2003 Epidemic/Epizootic West Nile Virus in the United States: Revised Guidelines for Surveillance, Prevention and Control
2003 Guideline for Environmental Infection Control in Health-Care Facilities
2003 Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings
2003 Guideline for Preventing Health-Care-Associated Pneumonia
2002 Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings
2001 Guidelines for Management of Occupational Exposures to Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis
2001 Recommendations for Preventing Transmission of Infections Among Chronic Hemodialysis Patients
2000 Guideline for Preventing Opportunistic Infections Among Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients
1999 Guideline for Prevention of Surgical Site Infection
1998 Guideline for Infection Control in Health Care Personnel
1996 Selection and Use of Particulate Respirators
1995 Recommendations for Preventing the Spread of Vancomycin Resistance
1987 Recommendations for Prevention of HIV Transmission in Health-Care Settings
2014 Guide to Preventing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections
2013 Infection Preventionist's Guide to Long-Term Care
2013 Guide to Preventing Clostridium difficile Infections
2013 Guide to Infection Prevention in Emergency Medical Services
2010 Guide to the Elimination of Infections in Hemodialysis
2010 Guide to the Elimination of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Transmission in Hospital Settings
2010 Guide to the Elimination of Multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii Transmission in Healthcare Settings
2010 Guide to the Elimination of Orthopedic Surgical Site Infections
2009 Guide to the Elimination of Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections
2009 Guide to the Elimination of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
2009 Guide to the Elimination of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the Long-Term Care Facility
2009 Extending the Use and/or Reusing Respiratory Protection in Healthcare Settings During Disasters
2009 Safe Injection, Infusion and Medication Vial Practices in Healthcare
2008 Definitions for surveillance of infections in home health care
2009 Guide to the Elimination of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs)
2008 Guide for the Prevention of Mediastinitis Surgical Site Infections Following Cardiac Surgery
2008 Guidelines for animal-assisted interventions in health care facilities
2007 Recommended practices for surveillance
2002 Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-care Settings
2000 Role of Infection Control During Construction in Health Care Facilities
2000 Multi-society Guideline for Reprocessing Flexible Gastrointestinal Endoscopes
1999 Guideline for Prevention of Surgical Site Infection
1997 Requirements for infrastructure and essential activities of infection control and epidemiology in out-of-hospital settings: A Consensus Panel report.


PROVINCIAL
Source Date Policy/Guideline
BC - PICNeT 2013 Antibiotic Resistant Organisms Prevention and Control Guidelines revised
BC - PICNeT 2012 Best Practices for Hand Hygiene in all Healthcare Settings and Programs
BC - VIHA 2012 VIHA Infection Prevention and Control Manual
BC - PICNeT 2011 Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization of Critical and Semi-critical Medical Devices
BC - CDC 2011

Communicable Disease Control Manual

BC - CPSBC

2011 Guidelines for Infection Prevention and Control in the Physician's Office

BC - PICNeT 2011 Residential Care Infection Prevention and Control Manual
BC - PICNeT 2011 Respiratory Outbreak Prevention and Control Guidelines
WorkSafe BC 2011 Single Use Respirators and Fit Testing Equivalency
BC - PICNeT 2010

Gastrointestinal Infection Outbreak Guidelines for Healthcare Workers

BC - PICNeT

2009

Home and Community Health Care Guidelines

BC - PICNeT 2009 Providing Health Care to the Client Living in the Community
Alberta Health & Wellness 2012 Medical Device Cleaning Standards
Alberta Health & Wellness 2011 Accountability and Reporting
Alberta Health & Wellness 2011 Single-Use Medical Devices
Alberta Health & Wellness 2008 Manufacturer/Distributor Reprocessing Information
Alberta Health & Wellness 2008 Hand Hygiene Strategy
Alberta Health & Wellness 2008 Infection Prevention and Control Strategy
Alberta Health & Wellness 2008 MRSA Standards
Alberta Health & Wellness 2007 Review of Infection Prevention and Control
Alberta Health & Wellness 2007 MRSA Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines
Saskatchewan Ministry of Health 2013 Guidelines for the Management of Exposure to Blood and Body Fluids
Saskatchewan Ministry of Health 2013 Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) in Continuing Care Settings
Saskatchewan Ministry of Health 2012 Infection Control Manual for Child Care Facilities
Saskatchewan Ministry of Health 2011 Guidelines for the Management of Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) in All Healthcare Settings
Manitoba Health 2013 Routine Practices and Additional Precautions: Preventing the Transmission of Infection in Health Care revised
Manitoba Health 2007 Manitoba Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Antibiotic Resistant Organisms (AROs)
Manitoba Health 2006 Clostridium difficile-Associated Diseases (CDAD) Infection Control Guidelines
Manitoba Health 2005 Guidelines for Community Shelters and Group Homes
Manitoba Health 2003 Integrated Post-Exposure Protocol: Guidelines for Managing Exposures to Blood/Bodily Fluids
Manitoba Health 2003 Infection Control Guidelines for Health Care Workers in the Community
Manitoba Health 2000 Guidelines for Infection Prevention and Control in Endoscopy
Ontario PIDAC 2014 Best Practices for Surveillance of Health Care-Associated Infections in Patient and Resident Populations revised
Ontario PIDAC 2014 Best Practices for Hand Hygiene in all Health Care Facilities revised
Ontario PIDAC 2013 Infection Prevention and Control for Clinical Office Practice
Ontario PIDAC 2013 Best Practices for Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization in all Health Care Facilities
Ontario PIDAC 2013 Tools for Preparedness: Triage, Screening and Patient Management of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Infections in Acute Care Settings
Ontario PIDAC 2013 Review of Literature for Evidence-based Best Practices for VRE Control
Ontario PIDAC 2013 Annex A: Screening, Testing and Surveillance for Antibiotic-Resistant Organisms (AROs) In All Health Care Settings
Ontario PIDAC 2013 Annex B: Best Practices for Prevention of Transmission of Acute Respiratory Infection In All Health Care Settings
Ontario PIDAC 2013 Annex C: Testing, Surveillance and Management of Clostridium difficile In All Health Care Settings
Ontario PIDAC 2012 Routine Practices and Additional Precautions in All Health Care Settings, 3rd Edition
Ontario PIDAC 2012 Infection Prevention and Control in Perinatology in All Health Care Settings that Provide Obstetrical and Newborn Care
Ontario PIDAC 2012 Best Practices for Environmental Cleaning for Prevention and Control of Infections in All Health Care Settings
Ontario PIDAC 2012 Best Practices for Infection Prevention and Control Programs in Ontario in All Health Care Settings
Ontario MOHLTC 2011 Control of Gastroenteritis Outbreaks in Long-Term Care Homes
Ontario MOHLTC 2011 Control of Respiratory Infection Outbreaks in Long-Term Care Homes
Ontario MOHLTC 2009 Infection Prevention and Control Best Practices for Personal Services Settings
Ontario PIDAC 2009 Infection Prevention and Control Best Practices for STI Case Management and Contact Tracing
Ontario RCDSO 2009 Infection Prevention and Control in the Dental Office
Ontario Hospital Association ongoing Communicable Disease Surveillance Protocols for Ontario Hospitals
Newfoundland/
Labrador
2012 Guidelines for Management of Antibiotic Resistant Organisms Across the Continuum of Care
Newfoundland/
Labrador
2010 Community Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus: A practical guide for primary care practitioners
Newfoundland/
Labrador
2010 Guideline for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Across the Continuum of Care
Newfoundland/
Labrador
2009 Guideline for Routine Practices and Additional Precautions
Newfoundland/
Labrador
2009 Invasive Group A Streptococcal Management
Newfoundland/
Labrador
2008 Norovirus Management
Newfoundland/
Labrador
2007 Meningococcal Management
Québec 2013 Divider Curtains and Infection Risk new



OTHER
Source Date Policy/Guideline
AIA

2006 Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospital and Health Care Facilities 
NHMRC 2010 Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare (2010)
ASM 2004 Infection Control in Cystic Fibrosis
CCAR 2006 Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Community-associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA): A Perspective for Canadian Health Care Practitioners 
CCAR 2007 Best Practices for Long Term Care, Home and Community Care including Health Care Offices and Ambulatory Clinics  
NHS 2003 Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy Agents: Safe Working and the Prevention of Infection (Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens - U.K.)
SHEA 1995 An Approach to the Evaluation of Quality Indicators of the Outcome of Care in Hospitalized Patients, With a Focus on Nosocomial Infection Indicators
SHEA 1996 Antimicrobial Resistance in Long-Term-Care Facilities
SHEA 1996 Antimicrobial Use in Long-Term-Care Facilities
SHEA 2011 Guideline for Management of Healthcare Workers Who Are Infected with Hepatitis B Virus, Hepatitis C Virus and/or Human Immunodeficiency Virus
SHEA 1997 Guidelines for the Prevention of Antimicrobial Resistance in Hospitals
SHEA 1998 Requirements for Infrastructure and Essential Activities of Infection Control and Epidemiology in Hospitals: A consensus Panel Report
SHEA/APIC 1997 Infection Prevention and Control in the Long-Term-Care Facility [revised 2008]
SHEA/APIC 2002 Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-care Settings: Recommendations of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee and the HICPAC/SHEA/APIC/IDSA Hand Hygiene Task Force
SHEA 2007 Guidelines for Developing an Institutional Program to Enhance Antimicrobial Stewardship
SHEA 2009 Guidelines for Preventing Infectious Complications among Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Recipients: A Global Perspective
SHEA 2010 Guideline for Disinfection and Sterilization of Prion-Contaminated Medical Instruments
SHEA 2010 Influenza Vaccination of Healthcare Personnel
WHO 2009 Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care: First Global Patient Safety Challenge Clean Care is Safer Care
WHO 2012 Save Lives Clean Your Hands: Hand Hygiene in Outpatient and Home-based Care and Long-term Care Facilities




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