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Outpatient Facility Resources

Welcome to your resource page!

Here you can find resources organized into categories based on the infection control domains Nebraska ICAP uses during facility reviews.

  • Resources in each domain are alphabetized.
  • There is a glossary of acronyms at the bottom of this page if you are unsure of the source or type of resource.

If you have questions, feel free to reach out to us to be connected with an experienced Outpatient Infection Preventionist.  You can reach us at (402)552-2881 or

Looking for quick Respiratory Illness Resources?

NEW: Tips For School Health Screening: Implementation Tips During Respiratory Disease Outbreaks – tip sheet can be found on the main Nebraska Department of Education Health Services page – under Resources for School Nurses

Also, check out or Pathogens of Interest Page! It contains resources for Influenza, RSV and COVID-19.

General Outpatient Resources

Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection


Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) for Construction

Resource Glossary:

  • AAAHC: Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care
  • AAMI: Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation
  • AORN: Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
  • APIC: Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
  • ASHRAE: American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
  • CAUTI: Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection
  • CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • CDI: Clostridiodes dificille Infection
  • CMS: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • EPA: Environmental Protection Agency
  • FDA: Food and Drug Administration
  • FGI: Facility Guidelines Institute
  • HAI: Hospital Acquired Infection
  • HAN: Health Alert Network
  • HICPAC: Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee
  • IAC: Immunization Action Coalition
  • MDRO: Multi Drug Resistant Organism
  • Ne ASAP: Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship Assessment and Promotion Program
  • Ne DHHS: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
  • Ne ICAP: Nebraska Infection Control Assessment and Promotion Program
  • NETEC: National Emerging Special Pathogens Training and Education Center
  • NHSN: National Health Safety Network
  • NIOSH: National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
  • OSHA: Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • PPE: Personal Protective Equipment
  • SHEA: Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
  • TJC: The Joint Commission
  • WHO: World Health Organization
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