The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) plans to hold a public meeting by teleconference on September 9, 2009 from 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Eastern Time on the Draft Guideline for Prevention of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections 2008, available at here. Members of the public can participate in the teleconference meeting subject to the availability of telephone ports. To participate in the teleconference, dial 1-888-324-8568 and enter conference code 7126207. HICPAC announced the planned meeting in the August 25, 2009 Federal Register. Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate.
HICPAC is charged with providing advice and guidance to Health & Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and the National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases (NCPDCID), regarding: (1) The practice of hospital infection control; (2) strategies for surveillance, prevention, and control of infections (e.g., nosocomial infections), antimicrobial resistance, and related events in settings where healthcare is provided; and (3) periodic updating of guidelines and other policy statements regarding prevention of healthcare-associated infections and healthcare-related conditions.
For more information, contact: Wendy Vance, HICPAC, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, NCPDCID, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., Mailstop A-07, Atlanta, Georgia 30333.
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