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1: General Considerations of Hospital Infections.
2: Epidemiology of Healthcare-Associated Infections.
3: The Healthcare Epidemiologist.
4: Hand Hygiene.
5: Occupational Health Services.
6: The Development of Infection Surveillance and Prevention Programs.
7: Surveillance of Healthcare-Associated Infections.
8: The Use of Prevalence Surveys for Healthcare-Associated Infection Surveillance.
9: Investigating Endemic and Epidemic Healthcare-Associated Infections.
10: Epidemiologic Methods for Investigating Infections in the Healthcare Setting.
11: Use of Computerized Systems in Healthcare Epidemiology.
12: The Role of the Laboratory in Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections.
13: The Practice of Epidemiology in Community Hospitals.
14: The Role of Professional, Governmental, and Regulatory Organizations in Infection Prevention and Control.
15: Antimicrobial Stewardship: Programmatic Efforts to Optimize Antimicrobial Use.
16: Multidrug-Resistant Organisms: Epidemiology and Control.
17: Molecular Biology of Resistance: A Brief History of Resistance Mechanisms and the Discovery of Gene Transfer.
18: Economic Evaluation of Healthcare-Associated Infections and Infection-Control and Antimicrobial-Stewardship Interventions.
19: Epidemiology and Control of Healthcare-Acquired Infections in Limited-Resource Settings.
20: Functional Areas of Concern.
21: The Inanimate Environment.
22: Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities.
23: Foodborne Disease Prevention in Healthcare Facilities.
24: Clinical Laboratory—Acquired Infections.
25: Dialysis-Associated Complications and Their Control.
26: The Intensive Care Unit, Part A: HAI Epidemiology, Risk Factors, Surveillance, Engineering and Administrative Infection Control Practices, and Impact.
27: The Intensive Care Unit, Part B: Antibiotic Resistance and Prevention of CVC-BSIs, Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections, and C. Difficile.
28: The Newborn Nursery and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
29: The Perioperative Suite.
30: Ambulatory Care Settings.
31: Infections in Long-Term Care Facilities.
32: Endemic and Epidemic Hospital Infections.
33: Incidence and Nature of Endemic and Epidemic Healthcare-Associated Infections.
34: Urinary Tract Infections.
35: Hospital-Acquired and Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia.
36: Nosocomial Tuberculosis.
37: Infectious Gastroenteritis.
38: Central Nervous System Infections.
39: Surgical Site Infections.
40: Infections of Burn Wounds.
41: Infections due to Infusion Therapy.
42: Infections of Implantable Cardiac and Vascular Devices.
43: Infections in Skeletal Prosthesis and Allografts.
44: The Importance of Infection Control in Controlling Antimicrobial-Resistant Organisms.
45: Healthcare-Associated Respiratory Viral Infections.
46: Preventing Transmission of Bloodborne Pathogens in the Healthcare Setting.
47: Healthcare-Associated Fungal Infections.
48: Healthcare-Associated Infections in Transplant Recipients.
49: Miscellaneous Procedure-Related Infections.
50: Public Reporting of Healthcare-Associated Infection Rates.
51: Patient Safety.