Frequency of Outbreak Investigations in US Hospitals
Frequency of Outbreak Investigations in US Hospitals
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Live Air Date: February 22, 2012

Program A national survey of infection preventionists (IP) in US hospitals was conducted by APIC in 2010 to inquire about outbreak investigations in the previous 24 months. This session will provide the results of the survey responses including frequency of outbreak investigations, triggers for investigations, types of hospitals and locations, causative organisms with a focus on the four most common causes, number of patients involved, incidence of unit/bed closures, number of closure days and control measures. This information is important for all IPs to increase awareness of the causes of outbreaks and the most frequent patient populations involved.


  • Describe the most common triggers for outbreak investigations in US hospitals
  • List the four most common organisms involved in outbreak investigations in US hospitals
  • Identify the patient populations most frequently affected by outbreaks of norovirusIdentify the organisms most commonly leading to unit closures in outbreaks


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