HAIs: Types and Pathogens

Infections can be associated with procedures (like surgery) and the devices used in medical procedures, such as catheters or ventilators. Four categories of infections account for about three quarters of HAIs in the acute care hospital setting: SSIs, CLABSIs, VAPs, and CAUTIs. Infections caused by bacteria such as Clostridium difficile and antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are also common in hospitals.

Utilizing a Business Case to Link Reduction in Infections to Reduction in Costs

In a recently published clinical poster titled Utilizing a Business Case to Link Reduction in Infections to Reduction in Costs,...

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