CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Other Federal Government

AHRQ – Clinical Information (Agency for Healthcare Research Quality)

AHRQ – Health Care-Associated Infections – This page features helpful links to information, tools, and resources on health care-associated infections (HAIs)

National Guideline Clearinghouse

Nosocomial Infections – Innovations Exchange

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Department of Health and Human Services

OASIS – Outcome and Assessment Information Set (Home Health and Hospice specific data)

EPA – Environmental Protection Agency


FDA – Food and Drug Administration

Federal Register
NIH – National Institutes of Health

OSHA – Occupational Safety & Health Administration

Professional Organizations

AAMI – Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation
AMA – American Medical Association (includes journal contents, abstracts )
AMDR Association of Medical Device Reprocessors
American Public Health Association
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers – ASHRAE
AORN – Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses
APIC – Association for Professionals in Infection Control
ASM – American Society for Microbiology
CBIC -Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.
Hospital Infection Society (United Kingdom)
IDSA – Infectious Diseases Society of America
IFIC – International Federation of Infection Control
INS – Infusion Nurses Society
The Joint Commission

NAHC – National Association for Home Care and Hospice
North Carolina Health Care Facilities Association
North Carolina Hospital Association
North Carolina Center for Hospital Quality and Patient Safety
OSAP – Organization for Safety & Asepsis Procedures
SGNA – Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc.
SHEA – The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, Inc.

World Health Organization (WHO)


American Journal of Infection Control
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Journal of Hospital Infection
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
New England Journal of Medicine
The Journal of Infectious Diseases

Other Infection Control Resources

AHEC – North Carolina Area Health Education Centers
AIDS info – US Department of Health and Human Services
Bed Bugs, Illinois Department of Public Health
Bloodborne Pathogens Training Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Disinfection and Sterilization Website – by Dr. William A. Rutala
Food Safety
Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospital and Health Care Facilities– Facility Guidelines Institute
Health Canada
ImmunizationToolkit– influenza and pneumonia toolkit for nursing homes
Henry the Hand
Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) – Vaccination Information for Healthcare Professionals
Infection Control Today
Institute of Medicine

National Pesticide Information Center
Rutgers Global Tuberculosis Institute

North Carolina Resources

North Carolina Administrative Code (pertinent to Infection Control)

North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness Training Website
North Carolina Department of Epidemiology (includes EpiNotes)
North Carolina Division of Public Health
North Carolina Division of Public Health Communicable Disease Manual
North Carolina Environmental Health Services Section

North Carolina Flu Plan (for Pandemic Influenza)
North Carolina Joint Study Committee on Hospital Infection Control and Disclosure
North Carolina Isolation Signs for Healthcare Facilities
Medical Waste Rules – 15A NCAC 13B .1201-1206 Medical Waste Management
North Carolina regulations on health and safety in child care
North Carolina Tuberculosis Control

North Carolina West Nile Virus
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
Smallpox Resources
University of North Carolina (UNC) Health Care

UNC Gastroenteritis Policy

UNC School of Public Health Certificate in Field Epidemiology (online courses)

Resources in Languages other than English

CDC – information in Spanish
Signs in Spanish – order from Brevis and United Ad Label
New York Online Access to Health – Spanish
EthnoMed – Un of Washington – many languages
Minnesota Department of Public Health Translated Tuberculosis Educational Materials – many languages
Immunization Action Coalition – printed materials in many languages

Consumer Resources

Teeth, Hands, and Body Hygiene Basics (Thanks, Alyssa!!)


Infection Prevention and You – APIC

Adolescent and Student Health – CDC

Vaccines and Immunizations – CDC

Healthy Living – CDC