FDA issues final rule on safety and effectiveness for certain active ingredients in over-the-counter health care antiseptic hand washes and rubs in the medical setting

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalized a rule that finds that triclosan and 23 other active ingredients are not generally recognized as safe and effective for use in over-the-counter health care antiseptic products including health care personnel hand washes and rubs, surgical hand scrubs and rubs, and patient antiseptic skin preparations.

Outbreak Response and Incident Management: SHEA Guidance and Resources for Healthcare Epidemiologists in United States Acute-Care Hospitals

This guidance document provides healthcare epidemiologists working in acute-care hospitals with a high-level overview of incident management for infectious diseases outbreaks and to prepare them to work within an emergency response framework.