Updating the guideline development methodology of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC).

@article{Umscheid2010UpdatingTG,
  title={Updating the guideline development methodology of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC).},
  author={Craig A. Umscheid and Rajender K Agarwal and Patrick Joseph Brennan},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2010},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={264-73}
}
This article describes the recent update to the guideline development methodology of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC). These methods are being used to develop future HICPAC guidelines, beginning with the guideline on preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections released in 2009. The article includes a background on HICPAC, the strengths and limitations of the methods it's used over the last two decades, and the rationale behind these recent… CONTINUE READING