Prevention and Control of Healthcare-Associated Infections in Primary and Community Care – Partial Update of NICE Clinical Guideline 2. March 2012 220 pags

March 15, 2017 at 8:50 am

Editors: National Clinical Guideline Centre (UK).

Source: London: Royal College of Physicians (UK)

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence: Guidance.


Since the publication of the NICE clinical guideline on the prevention of healthcare-associated infections (HCAI) in primary and community care in 2003, many changes have occurred within the NHS that place the patient firmly at the centre of all activities.

First, the NHS Constitution for England defines the rights and pledges that every patient can expect regarding their care.

To support this, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent regulator of all health and adult social care in England, ensures that health and social care is safe, and monitors how providers comply with established standards.

In addition, the legal framework that underpins the guidance has changed since 2003.

New guidance is needed to reflect the fact that, as a result of the rapid turnover of patients in acute care settings, complex care is increasingly being delivered in the community.

New standards for the care of patients and the management of devices to prevent related healthcare-associated infections are needed that will also reinforce the principles of asepsis.

This clinical guideline is a partial update of ‘Infection control: prevention of healthcare-associated infection in primary and community care’ (NICE clinical guideline 2; 2003), and addresses areas in which clinical practice for preventing HCAI in primary and community care has changed, where the risk of HCAI is greatest or where the evidence has changed.

The Guideline Development Group (GDG) recognise the important contribution that surveillance makes to monitoring infection, but it is not within the scope of this guideline to make specific recommendations about this subject.

Where high-quality evidence is lacking, the GDG has highlighted areas for further research.



Entry filed under: CONSENSOS, GUIDELINES, Health Care-Associated Infections, Infecciones nosocomiales, Infecciones sitio quirurgico, Metodos diagnosticos, REVIEWS, Update.

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