The epic project:developing national evidence-based guidelines for preventing healthcare association infections phase 1: guidelines for preventing hospital-acquired infections
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The guidance has been updated following a further review of evidence and new technology but a critical assessment of the updated evidence indicates that the guidance remains robust, relevant and appropriate
This original report does not include guidance on infection prevention and control when using urinary catheters/central venous lines. This has been addressed in the updated report
1. The epic project: Updating the evidence-base for national evidence-based guidelines for preventing healthcare associated infections in the NHS hospitals in England: a report with recommendations. Pellow CM, Pratt RJ, Loveday HP, Robinson N, Jones SRLJ, British journal of Infection Control, December 2004, Vol5, No 62. Infection Control: Prevention of healthcare associated infection in Primary and Community Care. Pellow CM, Pratt RJ, Harper P, loveday HP, Robinson N, Jones S, MacRae ED and the Guideline Development Group (2003) Journal of Hospital Infection 55(Supplement 2): 1-127