Framework of Sustainable Actions Outlined by Leading Experts

 (Arlington, VA) - Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) - on of the top ten leading causes of death in the United States - can be eliminated in the United States by implementing a proven framework for prevention at all levels of healthcare delivery.

Leading public health and infectious disease experts have issued a framework for achieving elimination of HAIs using successful preventive practices and public health strategies. The framework is detailed in a white paper co-published today in the journal Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology and the American Journal of Infection Control.

The white paper, titled "Moving Toward Elimination of Healthcare-Associated Infections: A Call to Action," was jointely authored by representatives from the leading public health and infectious diseases groups including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases Society of America, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists and Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.

For more information and a link to the complete white paper, please click here .