Healthcare-Acquired Infections (HAIS)


  • Texas Releases Latest HAI Report
    The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has released its 2013 annual report describing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in Texas healthcare facilities. The report provides data reported for the following HAIs: central line-associated bloodstream ...More
    September 15, 2014 Posted in News
  • Each Day in the Hospital Raises Risk of Multidrug-Resistant Infection
    If a patient contracts an infection while in the hospital, each day of hospitalization increases by 1 percent the likelihood that the infection will be multidrug-resistant, according to research presented at the 54th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and ...More
    September 8, 2014 Posted in News
  • Latest New Mexico HAI Report is Issued
    The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) has released its 2013 annual report describing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) among patients in acute-care facilities.    The report provides aggregate data on the following HAIs: central line-associated ...More
    September 4, 2014 Posted in News
  • HAI Prevention Strategies: Updated Compendium Offers Practical Ways to Implement Science Into Practice
    This special thematic digital issue outlines key strategies to prevent healthcare-associated infections including catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), central line-associated blood-stream infections (CLABSIs), Clostridium difficile infections, ...More
    August 29, 2014 Posted in Digital Issues
  • Hawaii State Department of Health Releases HAI Report
    The Hawaii State Department of Health (HDOH) has released its 2013 annual report describing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) among patients treated in Hawaii’s acute-care facilities.    The report provides data reported for the following HAIs: ...More
    August 25, 2014 Posted in News
  • New North Carolina Healthcare-Associated Infections Annual Report
    The North Carolina Division of Public Health recently released its 2013 annual report describing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in North Carolina hospitals. The prevention of healthcare-associated infections is a public health priority in North Carolina and is a ...More
    May 6, 2014 Posted in News
  • SHEA Comments on New CDC HAI Data
    Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data showing national progress in the fight against healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).  National trends show a decrease in reported HAIs, including reduced prevalence of central line-associated ...More
    March 26, 2014 Posted in News
  • Despite Progress, Ongoing Efforts Needed to Combat Infections Impacting Hospital Patients
    On any given day, approximately 1 in 25 U.S. patients has at least one infection contracted during the course of their hospital care, adding up to about 722,000 infections in 2011, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This ...More
    March 26, 2014 Posted in News
  • Efforts to Lower HAI Rates are Having Success, Study Finds
    Efforts to lower the incidence of dangerous infections acquired by patients in the hospital or other care settings and a federal strategy to improve those activities are the subject of a series of articles published by the journal Medical Care. Researchers found that a ...More
    February 6, 2014 Posted in News
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