Care Settings

HAIs occur in all types of care settings, including hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, end-stage renal disease facilities, outpatient care (e.g., physicians’ offices and health care clinics), and long-term care facilities (e.g., nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities).

Meta-Analysis Indicates Hydrofiber® Dressings May Lower Post-Op Infection Risks After Total Joint Arthroplasty

The use of perioperative surgical wound dressings is an important factor in the mitigation of infection following total joint arthroplasty...

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A Special – AHRQ Safety Program for Long-Term Care: CAUTI Supplement

The Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET) is very pleased that the winter supplement of Prevention Strategist is focusing on the...

Focus on LTC/Behavioral Health Outbreaks— Identify the Pathogen: Norovirus

Hospital outbreaks are reported more often in the medical literature than outbreaks in the long-term care (LTC)/behavioral health setting. By...

Automated Detection Tool to Identify Surgical Site Infection

Although the past few decades have seen progress in healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevention, these infections still affect about one out...