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This repository contains a selection of guidance documents, recommendations, training courses and other resources on the prevention and control of antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections in neonatal units. All resources are publicly accessible and can be downloaded for free.

Guidelines, recommendations and guidance


Good IPC practice for the cleaning and handling of incubators and equipment in neonatal units, British Association of Perinatal Medicine (English)

Optimal Arrangements for Neonatal Intensive Care Units in the UK (2021), British Association of Perinatal Medicine (English)

Neonatal Infection Control Policy, East of England Neonatal Operational Delivery Network (English)

London Neonatal Operational Delivery Network (ODN) infection prevention & control guidance for colonisation or infection with multi-drug resistant bacteria, London Neonatal Operational Deliver Network (English)

National Infection Prevention and Control Manual: Addendum for Infection Prevention and Control within Neonatal Settings, NHS National Services Scotland (English)

Infection prevention and control: incubators on neonatal units, UK Health Security Agency (English)

WHO recommendations for care of the preterm or low-birth-weight infant, World Health Organization (English)

Bakterielle Infektionen bei Neugeborenen – 6. Infektionsprävention, Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Wissenschaftlichen Medizinischen Fachgesellschaften e.V. (German)

Management der parenteralen Arzneimitteltherapie auf neonatologischen Intensivstationen – Positionspapier einer interdisziplinären Arbeitsgruppe, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Pädiatrische Infektiologie e.V. (German)

Empfehlung zur Prävention nosokomialer Infektionen bei neonatologischen Intensivpflegepatienten mit einem Geburtsgewicht unter 1500 g, Robert Koch Institute (German)

Prävention von Gefässkatheter-assoziierten Infektionen bei Frueh- und Neugeborenen, Robert Koch Institute (German)

North America

Recommended Standards for Newborn ICU Design, Ninth Edition (2019), Consensus Committee on Recommended Design Standards for Advanced Neonatal Care (English)

Recommendations for Prevention and Control of Infections in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Patients: Staphylococcus aureus (2020), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (English)

Recommendations for Prevention and Control of Infections in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Patients: Central Line-associated Blood Stream Infections, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (English)


Visit the NeoIPC Surveillance Resources page to download our materials on Infection Surveillance for Neonatology

Other resources


Online course – Infection Prevention and Control in Maternal and Neonatal Care Course, World Health Organisation (English)

Online tool – StrategEase Tool, The Center for Implementation (English)

Slide Set – Infection Prevention and Control at Neonatal Intensive Care Units, UNICEF (English)

North America

Checklist – NICU Suite of Quick Observation Infection Prevention Tools, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (English)


Guide – Improving Care of Mothers and Babies – A guide for improvement teams, Survive & Thrive Global Development Alliance (English)

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