Nursing Outreach, University of Missouri

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See the CDC's antibiotic patient education fact sheet for hospitalized patients. (This is an excellent teaching tool for your patients.)

You've Been Prescribed an Antibiotic, Now What? (PDF)

The Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes

The Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes adapts the CDC Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship into practical ways to initiate or expand antibiotic stewardship activities in nursing homes.

Find the complete information — including downloads, fact sheets and infographics — at The Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes web page.

Antibiotics quiz

Test your knowledge by trying your hand at this quiz about antibiotics and antibiotic resistance.

Get Smart - Test Your Knowledge About Antibiotics

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs)

This web page was reviewed and revised in September 2016.

The HAI website and all activities and content contained therein were made possible by the University of Missouri through contracts with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services who, in turn, received funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

This website is divided into six major sections:

  1. Basic infection control resources
  2. Healthcare-specific settings
  3. Antimicrobial Stewardship
  4. Patient Safety
  5. Continuing education and professional development
  6. Preparing for APIC Certification

Among the various sections you will find numerous learning resources including webinars; videotaped lectures with accompanying PowerPoint slides; brief video clips; links to online tools and practice kits; an extensive list of the latest references regarding best practices, which are organized by topics and listed in alphabetical order for easy use; and no or low cost continuing education activities.



HAI learning resources

Please let us know what additional learning resources you would like added to our HAI website. Visit https://muno.wufoo.com/forms/hai-learning-resources-what-do-you-need/ to fill out a survey and tell us what you need. In return, we’ll provide you an opportunity for a complimentary registration at one of our HAI live conferences!




Infection control and prevention




Influenza news

Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by a virus. The flu can cause mild to severe illness and result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year (CDC, 2016). 


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Section 1: Basic infection control resources

Section 2: Healthcare-specific settings

Ambulatory care settings

Note: Ambulatory care settings is an umbrella term to include Ambulatory Surgery Centers as well as other outpatient settings, such as medical and dental offices, and dialysis, oncology, imaging and pain management centers (CDC, June, 2015).

Acute Care

Long Term Care

Section 3: Antimicrobial stewardship

Section 4: Patient safety

Section 5: Continuing education options and professional development

(Note: Continuing education credit options are noted with a red diploma icon.)

Acute care

Nursing Infection Control Education Network (NICE Network) — a collaboration of the ANA, CDC and 20 nursing specialty organizations — offers real-time infection prevention and control training to nurses in the United States. Registration for upcoming webinars is free. 

(CNE credit available through the CDC)

Ambulatory care

Long term care

Antimicrobial Stewardship

Professional development

Section 6: Preparing for APIC Certification