Healthcare-associated infections are among the most common complications during inpatient stays and are a threat to patient safety.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1 in 25 hospitalized patients acquires an infection while hospitalized. As a result, tens of thousands of lives are lost each year and costs are in the billions of dollars.
Fortunately, best practice approaches have significantly reduced many of the most common infections.
This course has been designed to help you to work toward a continued decrease in HAIs—and ideally their elimination—by reviewing the:
- Risk factors
- Current evidence-based practice strategies