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Interpretation and clinical practice of regulation for prevention and control of healthcare associated infection in outpatient and emergency department in healthcare facilities

Authors: Wen-Sen Chen, Fu Qiao, Yue Yang, Xiao-Dong Gao, Zhan-Jie Li, Yong-Xiang Zhang, Wei-Hong Zhang, Qiang Fu, Yun Liu

Abstract

Healthcare associated infection (HAI) control and prevention is the important component of medical safety. Healthcare workers (HCWs) are the core forces for implementing good HAI control and prevention. Several cases of outbreaks occurred in outpatient and emergency department (OED) strengthened the importance of infection control and prevention. Recently, the “Regulation for prevention and control of HAI in outpatient and emergency department in healthcare facilities” was released by National health Commission of the People’s Republic of China on May 10, 2018 and was going to implement on Nov 1, 2018. This regulation stipulates basic infection prevention requirements for safe care in OED of healthcare facilities. In this article, we would provide the interpretation and clinical practice of regulation for prevention and control of HAI in outpatient and emergency department in healthcare facilities and give a summary introduction.