CDC - prevention guidelines: intravascular device related infections

The epic initiative was established in 1998 by the Richard Wells Research Centre at Thames Valley University as an overlapping series of long-term government commissioned research projects focused on contributing to the development of the evidence base which underpins the practice of infection prevention and control in the National Health Service (NHS).
Funded principally by the DH, all phases of epic involve extensive collaboration with key stakeholders in this field, especially the Infection Control Nurses Association (ICNA), the Hospital Infection Society (HIS), and the Health Protection Agency (HPA).