About Healthcare Associated Infections

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What you need to know

You can get an infection while getting medical care. These infections are called healthcare-associated infections, or HAIs. You can get a healthcare associated infection of the blood, urinary tract, lungs, skin, and surgical sites. 

Information About Common HAIs

Basic Prevention Information

About the Nebraska DHHS HAI Program

Nebraska’s HAI Program works with public health partners to reduce HAIs by: 

  • Reviewing the numbers of HAIs and lab reports to detect resistant organisms or outbreaks earlier
  • Supporting programs that encourage the correct use of antibiotics to reduce resistance to antimicrobials and side effects
  • Reviewing and supporting practices for infection control at healthcare facilities
  • Educating the public
  • Educating healthcare professionals
  • Implementing a Safe Injection Program