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8/16/2000

CDC Invites Input for Revisions to Infection Control Guidelines

Cheryl A. Thompson

The Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) wants the public’s input about issues to address in the revisions of four guidelines.

• Guidelines for Prevention of Nosocomial Pneumonia [ftp://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/Publications/mmwr/RR/RR4601.pdf

• Guideline for Prevention of Intravascular Device-Related Infections [http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/hip/iv/iv.htm

• Guidelines for Isolation Precautions in Hospitals [http://wonder.cdc.gov/wonder/prevguid/p0000419/entire.htm

• Recommendations for Preventing the Spread of Vancomycin Resistance [ftp://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/Publications/mmwr/RR/RR4412.pdf

Comments and suggestions should be sent to HICPAC@cdc.gov or HICPAC Guidelines, CDC, Mailstop A-07, 1600 Clifton Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30333. The deadline for receipt of comments is March 31, 2000