Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI)

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Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI)

Post  forumtester on Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:04 pm

When someone develops an infection at a hospital or other patient care facility that they did not have prior to treatment, this is referred to as a Healthcare-Associated (sometimes hospital-acquired) Infection (HAI). Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) are a global crisis affecting both patients and healthcare workers. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), at any point in time, 1.4 million people worldwide suffer from infections acquired in hospitals. Afflicting thousands of patients every year, HAI often leads to lengthening hospitalisation, increasing the likelihood of re-admission, and adding sizably to the cost of care per patient.

To learn more valuable information about the impact of Healthcare-Associated Infections for both medical professionals and patients, please visit www.haiwatch.com. Here you are also able to download practical guides, such as the Kimberly-Clark brochure – European Best Practice to Reduce the Risk of H1N1 Influenza in the ICU.

And below is a well-presented video by Dr. N C Das highlighting the aspects of Healthcare-Associated Infections. (The link will take you directly to Youtube).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ItM-JFBLkc

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