The CDC has issued draft guidelines for infection control in healthcare workers, giving employee health professionals until Dec. 14, 2018, to submit comments.

Culminating a long process of reviewing and updating current guidelines that are two decades old, the CDC recently published Infection Control in Healthcare Personnel: Infrastructure and Routine Practices for Occupational Infection Prevention and Control Services (Draft Guideline).

“The updated recommendations in the draft guideline are intended to facilitate the provision of occupational infection prevention and control services to healthcare personnel and to prevent transmission of infections between healthcare personnel and others,” the CDC stated.

The CDC is seeking a balanced approach to new infection control guidelines for healthcare workers, trying to avoid overkill without sacrificing the necessary protections for a broad range of pathogens. (For more information, see the August 2018 issue.)

To review the draft and submit an electronic comment, visit: https://bit.ly/2Sx5ZNb.