Infection Control Assessment Tool: A Standardized Approach for Improving Hospital Infection Control Practices

South Africa’s Department of Health, in collaboration with SPS, adapted the Infection Control Assessment Tool (ICAT), first published in 2010, as a cutting-edge approach to identifying, controlling, and preventing health care-associated infections (HAIs). The ICAT is a simple and practical approach for assessing the adequacy of existing infection prevention and control practices and provides specific recommendations for improving practices and monitoring their effectiveness over time.

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