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November 10, 2014

Horizontal versus Vertical: Two Approaches to HAI Prevention

Horizontal versus Vertical: Two Approaches to HAI Prevention

A comparison of the two approaches to HAI prevention: vertical and horizontal. Vertical approaches implement measures to prevent the spread of infections while horizontal approaches aim to reduce the risk of infections. Examples of horizontal infection prevention strategies include minimizing the use of invasive medical devices, enhancing hand hygiene, improving environmental cleaning, and promoting antimicrobial stewardship.

http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/2014/11/horizontal-versus-vertical-two-approaches-to-hai-prevention.aspx

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