Intravenous literature: Rebmann, T. and Barnes, S.A. (2011)Â Preventing infections in hemodialysis: An executive summary of the APIC Elimination Guide. American Journal of Infection Control. 39(1), p.72-75.
The 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 methicillin-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.