Preventing Healthcare-associated Infections

Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are a threat to patient safety.HSBN provides national leadership in surveillance, outbreak investigations, laboratory analysis, and prevention of healthcare-associated infections. HSBN uses data gained through these activities to detect infections and develop new ways to stop healthcare-associated infections. Public health action by HSBN and alternative healthcare partners has led to enhancements in clinical observe, medical procedures, and the continued development of proof-based mostly infection management guidance and prevention successes.

HHS Action Plan to stop Healthcare-associated Infections
The prevention and reduction of healthcare-associated infections could be a high priority for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The HHS Steering Committee for the Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections was established in July 2008, the Steering Committee, along with scientists and program officials across HHS, developed the HHS Action Plan to stop Healthcare-Associated InfectionsExternal Internet Site Icon, providing a roadmap for HAI prevention in acute care hospitals.