Infection Prevention in Aging Research Group




Targeted Infection Prevention (TIP) Study Toolkit & Implementation Guide: A product of the TIP Study

Key interactive activities from the Toolkit:

Download the full TIP Toolkit here:

Smith PW, Bennett G, Bradley SF, Drinka P, Lautenbach E, Marx J, McGeer A, Mody L, Nicolle L, Richards C, Stevenson K. Infection prevention and control in long-term care facilities. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2008;29:785-814.

Healthcare Infection Control and Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) Guidelines, Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
• Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings, 2007
• Guidelines for Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings, 2002
• Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Health-Care Facilities, 2003
• Management of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms In Healthcare Settings, 2006
• Guideline for Prevention of Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections, 2009

Definitions of Infection for Surveillance:
Stone, ND. Surveillance Definitions of Infection in Long-Term Care Facilities: Revisiting the McGeer Criteria. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 2012;33(10):965-977

McGeer, A. et al. Definitions of Infection for Surveillance in Long-Term Care Facilities
American Journal of Infection Control 1991;19(1):1-7

Loeb M, et al. Development of Minimum Criteria for the Initiation of Antibiotics in Residents of Long Term–Care Facilities: Results of a Consensus Conference. Infection Control Hospital Epidemiology 2001;22:120–124.

APIC Implementation Guides
• Guide to the Elimination of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs), 2008
• Guide to the Elimination of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the Long-Term Care Facility, 2009
• Guide to the Elimination of Multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii Transmission in Healthcare Settings, 2010
• Guide to Preventing Clostridium difficile Infections, 2013

Other Useful Links:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH)

Surveillance for Healthcare-Associated & Resistant Pathogens (SHARP) Unit Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) at MDCH,4612,7-132-2945_5104_55205—,00.html

Michigan Society for Infection Prevention and Control (MSIPC)

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Prevention (APIC)