health care-associated infection

health care-associated infection

an infection acquired in a health care-related setting other than a hospital (for example, dialysis facility, provider of long-term care).

health care-as·so·ci·a·ted in·fec·tion

(helth kār-ă-sōsē-ā-tĕd in-fekshŭn)
Infection acquired in a health care-related setting other than a hospital (e.g., dialysis facility, provider of long-term care).
See also: nosocomial
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Also, health care-associated infection rates in VA hospitals declined by 62 percent in intensive care units and 45 percent in nonintensive care.
Health Care-Associated Infection Elimination Program Framework, Premier Safety Institute, www.
The campaign aims to galvanize action at the point of care to demonstrate that hand hygiene is the entrance door for reducing health care-associated infection and patient safety.
The Nevada State Health Division has released an updated toolkit on outbreak preparedness and response to noroviruses, the most commonly investigated health care-associated infection in the state.
FloraSeal is designed to help reduce the incidence of surgical site infections, a health care-associated infection (HAI).
The screening of patients at high risk for carrying drug-resistant bacteria was recommended for health care facilities that do not improve their health care-associated infection (HCAI) rates.
committing to join health care-associated infection and antibiotic resistance prevention activities in the area,
CDC/NHSN surveillance definition of health care-associated infection and criteria for specific types of infections in the acute care setting.
According to Leidos, NHSN is the nation s most extensively utilized health care-associated infection system and helps deliver data required to recognize problem areas, measure progress of prevention efforts and eventually eliminate health care-associated infections.
Of every 100 hospitalized patients, at least seven in developed and 10 in developing countries will acquire a health care-associated infection.
The HQSC's IPC programme aims to reduce the risk of health care-associated infection through a range of strategies across the health sector.
Nurse staffing, burnout, and health care-associated infection.

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