Download new Guide to Infection Prevention in Emergency Services

Patient safety starts before the hospital 

Emergency medical services system (EMS) responders provide the first point of care in unique environments and are at often at high risk of exposure to biohazards and infectious diseases. Understanding the critical importance of infection prevention in the daily delivery of care is imperative. 

The Guide to Infection Prevention in Emergency Medical Services is designed to help EMS system responders apply current scientific knowledge and best practices to improve targeted outcomes and enhance patient safety. Developed by a team of experts in infection prevention, the guide is now available as a free online download

This complimentary, easy-to-use guide will help you gain an understanding of: 

  • Infection prevention standards, regulations, and best practices in patient and EMS system responder safety 
  • Instructions, examples, and tools to conduct surveillance and risk assessments 
  • Forms and templates for infection prevention education, training, and compliance monitoring 
  • Emergency, disaster, and bioterrorism preparedness

Topic-specific information is presented in an easy-to-use format that includes numerous examples and tools.

About APIC Implementation Guides

APIC Implementation Guides (formerly Elimination Guides) provide practical, evidence-based strategies for surveillance and elimination of infection. Implementation Guides are created to provide infection preventionists with practical, “how-to” information and online tools and resources that encompass the latest research and regulatory requirements.  Open access to this new addition to the APIC Implementation Guide series ensures that this information, critical to the care of our patients, is available to the widest possible audience.