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2017 - National Standards for the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections in acute healthcare services

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HIQA’s revision of the National standards for the prevention and control of healthcare- associated infections in acute healthcare services outlines 29 standards that reflect up-to-date infection prevention and control best practice, with the objective of reducing healthcare -associated infections. Healthcare-associated infections are infections such as surgical site infection, pneumonia, urinary tract infection, bloodstream infection and gastroenteritis.

These Standards do not apply to primary and community health and social care services. Service providers in these settings will continue to use the 2009 Standards while new Standards are being developed for these areas.