Healthcare-associated Infections (HAIs)
Challenge 2
Healthcare-associated Infections (HAIs)

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are infections patients acquire while being treated in a healthcare facility. HAIs are serious and, often times, preventable if an actionable prevention plan is in place and best practices to safely manage these infections are implemented across the organization. PSMF currently focuses on the following topics related to HAIs: Hand Hygiene, Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI), Surgical Site Infections (SSI), Ventilator-associated Pneumonia (VAP), Clostridium Difficile Infection (CDI), and Central Line-associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI), and Non-ventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia. Any infection can lead to sepsis. Sepsis is defined as life-threatening organ dysfunction as a result of a dysregulated host response to the infection. See APSS #9 for more information about Sepsis.

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Summary

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are infections patients acquire while being treated in a healthcare facility. HAIs are serious and, often times, preventable if an actionable prevention plan is in place and best practices to safely manage these infections are implemented across the organization. PSMF currently focuses on the following topics related

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