Category Archives: HAI

Healthcare-associated Infections – HAI

Results of a multistate, acute care hospital antimicrobial-drug use prevalence survey are now available: Prevalence of Antimicrobial Use in US Acute Care Hospitals, May-September 2011External Web Site Icon. The purpose of this survey was to determine the prevalence of inpatient antimicrobial-drug use, the most common antimicrobial drug types, and the reasons for their use. The […]

State-based HAI prevention

Funding Data HAI funding through the 2014 Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) Funding Opportunity Announcement: $367,812.00 Activities: HAI Prevention Infrastructure and Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) (see ELC HAI-funded Activities for a lot of information) 2013 Affordable Care Act (ACA) funding quantity: $452,993.33 Activities: HAI Prevention Infrastructure and Prevention of Healthcare-associated Infections Across the […]

Widgets, Buttons and Badges

Buttons HSBN has created widgets to push action and awareness for a number of healthcare-associated infection topics and campaigns. You will become an advocate for health by posting one in all the buttons or badges featured below to your Net web site, blog, or social networking site. A widget is a HSBN on-line application that displays […]

Norovirus in Healthcare Settings

General Information concerning Norovirus Noroviruses are a cluster of viruses that cause gastroenteritis [gas-tro-en-ter-i-tis] in people. Gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the lining of the abdomen and intestines, causing an acute onset of severe vomiting and diarrhea. Norovirus illness is sometimes transient in folks who are otherwise healthy. Young youngsters, the elderly, and folks with […]

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, […]

Types of Healthcare-associated Infections

Modern healthcare employs several varieties of invasive devices and procedures to treat patients and to assist them recover. Infections can be associated with the devices used in medical procedures, such as catheters or ventilators. These healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) embody central line-associated bloodstream infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, and ventilator-associated pneumonia. Infections may also occur at […]

Healthcare-associated Infections (hai)

Acinetobacter Acinetobacter [asz-in-ée-toe–back-ter] could be a group of bacteria commonly found in soil and water. Outbreaks of Acinetobacter infections typically occur in intensive care units and healthcare settings housing terribly sick patients. While there are many sorts or “species” of Acinetobacter and every one can cause human disease, Acinetobacter baumannii [asz-in-ée-toe–back-ter bo–maa–nee–ie] accounts for concerning […]