Infection Control and Aseptic Practices

Infection Control and Aseptic Practices

Learn to discuss the impact of healthcare associated infections in lives and cost.

Magnifi Group
Updated Jun 09, 2020

Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are infections that patients acquire related to treatment for medical or surgical conditions. HAIs occur in all settings of care, including acute care within hospitals and outpatient surgical centers, ambulatory clinics, outpatient and long-term care facilities. These infections are associated with a variety of causes, including medical devices, complications following a surgical procedure, transmission between patients and healthcare workers, or the result of antibiotic overuse.