Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in hospitalized patients are receiving more scrutiny due to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) patient safety initiatives, quality reporting, and reimbursement requirements. This can be challenging in the long-term acute care hospital (LTACH). Patients admitted to the LTACH have been hospitalized for a period of time at other facilities and have medical issues that have decreased their immunity. They have received antibiotics for various infections and are transferred to the LTACH with devices and/or wounds.
Learn more about the multidisciplinary team approach to prevent healthcare-associated infections.