Guidelines on core components of infection prevention and control programmes at the national and acute health care facility level
To coincide with World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) 2016 , this new evidence-based guideline has been launched. It aims to support countries as they develop and execute their national antimicrobial resistance (AMR) action plans, among other aspects of health system strengthening. The guidelines cover eight areas of IPC and comprise 14 recommendations and best practice statements. These range from the need to set up national IPC programmes, through to a focus on workload, staffing, bed occupancy and WASH. A paper on the recommendations and evidence background have also been submitted in the open access, peer reviewed journal - Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control (ARIC), further emphasising the interconnection between AMR and IPC.
Guidelines on core components of infection prevention and control programmes at the national and acute health care facility level - Summary
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control (ARIC) publication on Core Components of Infection Prevention and Control Programmes at the National and Acute Health Care Facility Level
Storr et al, Core components for effective infection prevention and control programmes: new WHO evidence-based recommendation. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, submitted.