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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A novel educational programme to improve knowledge regarding health care-associated infection and hand hygiene.
The burden of health care-associated infection worldwide, 2011.
The MMWR study found that larger decreases in CRE, a health care-associated infection, between 2006 and 2015 is attributable, in part, to a more directed response at slowing the disease's spread.
* Health Care-Associated Infection Outbreak Investigations in Outpatient Settings, Los Angeles County, California, USA, 2000-2012
[4] World Health Organization, "Report on the burden of endemic health care-associated infection worldwide-A systematic review of the literature," Tech.
"Being in hospital does carry risks, for example, frail patients are at risk of getting a health care-associated infection, or DVTs (blood clots).
The prevalence of health care-associated infection varies between 5.7% and 19.1% in low and middle income countries.
CDC/NHSN surveillance definition of health care-associated infection and criteria for specific types of infections in the acute care setting.
The second domain includes two health care-associated infection measures: central line-associated bloodstream infection and catheter-associated urinary tract infection.
Nurse staffing, burnout, and health care-associated infection. American Journal of Infection Control, 40(6), 486-490.
In a study of 100,000 Medicare patients hospitalized in 3,648 hospitals, researchers found Blacks had a higher risk than Whites of suffering from a health care-associated infection or adverse drug event.
They were advised to use the CDCs infection prevention checklist for outpatient settings to assess infection control practices, and adhere to local, state, and federal requirements on health care-associated infection surveillance, reportable diseases, and outbreak reporting.

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