Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI's)

05/06/21 By Dana Szymkowiak

Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are infections that occur while receiving health care. Patients with medical devices (central lines, urinary catheters, ventilators) or who undergo surgical procedures are at risk of acquiring HAIs. HAIs continue to be…
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05/21/20 By Dana Szymkowiak

Fighting infection risks with solidifier

The field of infection control never stays static for too long. New threats are sure to emerge, new guidelines, technology advances, and revised protocol continues to further the field. Fluid medical waste safety hasn’t exactly…
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06/12/19 By Safetec

Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) Are A Serious Problem In The US

Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are prevalent in the United States healthcare system and can be a serious problem. HAIs are any type of infection that a patient gets while in a hospital or other healthcare setting…
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09/19/18 By Safetec

How To Prevent Healthcare Acquired Infections – ISSA Video

Hospitals and other medical facilities face a seemingly constant battle against healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs). These are infections that come either from the health care itself, from caregivers, or from tubes that enter the body. One…
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10/26/17 By Dana Szymkowiak

Can There Be A Completely Sterile Environment?

“You would think that a hospital is the most germ-free place, specifically designed for people to recover from illness, not catch them” but a recent study conducted by the US National Institutes of Health and…
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10/18/17 By Dana Szymkowiak

Breakdowns in Communication Lead to Outbreaks

Communication failures between healthcare facilities can lead to infection outbreaks. A two-year research study conducted by OSU/OHSU College of Pharmacy, the Oregon Health Authority, and other collaborators suggests that statement is true. Researchers focused on…
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05/16/17 By Dana Szymkowiak

All About HAI’s: Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI)

This infection results in thousands of deaths each year and billions of dollars in added costs to the U.S. healthcare system. This type of infection is totally preventable.
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05/10/17 By Dana Szymkowiak

What Are The 4 Types of Healthcare-Associated Infections?

Fact: “On any given day, about one in 25 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection.” – CDC There are 4 types of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) include central line-associated bloodstream infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections,…
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