Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee


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hospital

 [hos´pit'l]
an institution for the care and treatment of the acutely sick and injured.
day hospital a facility that offers professional health care, such as psychiatric care or rehabilitation services, to individuals who require services but are able to return to their homes overnight.
hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee a committee established in 1991 by the United States Government with members appointed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. It provides advice and guidance related to isolation practices and serves as an advisory committee to the centers for disease control and prevention for updating guidelines and policy statements related to control of nosocomial infection.
open hospital
1. a mental hospital, or section of a hospital, without locked doors or other forms of physical restraint.
2. a hospital to which health care providers who are not staff members may send their own patients and supervise their treatment.
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Recommendations for preventing the spread of vancomycin resistance recommendations of the hospital infection control practices advisory committee (HICPAC).
In the MMWR Recommendations and Reports "Recommendations for Preventing the Spread of Vancomycin Resistance: Recommendations of the Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)," the publication date printed at the top of even-numbered pages ii-12 should have been September 22, 1995.
Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee partial recommendations for the prevention of surgical site infection, 1999 (16) Rankings Category 1A Strongly recommended for implementation and supported by well-designed experimental, clinical, or epidemiologic studies Category 1B Strongly recommended for implementation and supported by some experimental, clinical, or epidemiologic studies and strong theoretical rationale Category II Suggested for implementation and supported by suggestive clinical or epidemiologic studies or theoretical rationale No recommendation; Practices for which insufficient evidence unresolved issue.
The Hospital infection Control Practices Advisory Committee and CDC published the Draft Guideline for Isolation Precautions in Hospitals, in the November 7, 1994, Federal Register(*) for public comment.

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