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Type 508 Accommodation and the title of the report in the subject line of e-mail. The material in this report originated in the National Center for Infectious Diseases, James M. Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Denise M. Director, and the Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, Mitchell L.
This report updates, expands, and replaces the previously published CDC “Guideline for Prevention of Nosocomial Pneumonia”. In addition to the revised recommendations, the guideline contains new sections on pertussis and lower respiratory tract infections caused by adenovirus and human parainfluenza viruses and refers readers to the source of updated information about prevention and control of severe acute respiratory syndrome. HICPAC advises the secretary of Health and Human Services and the directors of CDC about the prevention and control of health-care–associated infections and related adverse events. In recent years, demand has increased for guidance on preventing and controlling pneumonia and other lower respiratory tract infections in health-care settings other than the acute-care hospital, probably resulting in part from the progressive shift in the burden and focus of health care in the United States away from inpatient care in the acute-care hospital and towards outpatient and long-term care in other health-care settings.
RSV, parainfluenza and adenoviruses, and influenza. Part I can be an important resource for educating health-care personnel. HICPAC recommendations address such issues as education of health-care personnel about the prevention and control of health-care–associated pneumonia and other lower respiratory tract infections, surveillance and reporting of diagnosed cases of infections, prevention of person-to-person transmission of each disease, and reduction of host risk for infection. In addition, a new category accommodates recommendations that are made on the basis of existing national or state health regulations. Strongly recommended for implementation and strongly supported by well-designed experimental, clinical, or epidemiologic studies.