Intravenous literature: Rebmann, T. and Murphy, C.L. (2010) Preventing catheter-related bloodstream infections: An executive summary of the APIC elimination guide. American Journal of Infection Control. 38(10), p.846-848.
APIC began publishing their series of Elimination Guides in 2007. Since then, 9 Elimination Guides have been developed that cover a range of important infection prevention issues, such as the prevention of catheter-related bloodstream infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia, catheter-related urinary tract infections, and mediastinitis surgical site surveillance. Multidrug-resistant organisms have also been the focus of APIC Elimination guides, including methacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridium difficile, and multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii. The content of each of these Elimination Guides will be summarized in a series of upcoming Brief Reports published in the American Journal of Infection Control.