Libraries HAI CDC FAQsHAI ReportsPublic Education Home About HAIs Patient Prevention Healthcare Professionals HAI Data and Reports Hospital Compare Antibiotic Resistance Antibiotic Stewardship Contact Us Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) What are Healthcare-Associated Infections? Healthcare-associated infections, or HAIs, are infections acquired during the course of receiving medical care. These infections can include, but are not limited to, infections of the blood, urinary tract, lungs, skin, and surgical sites. Information about Common Healthcare-Associated Infections Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) Surgical site infection (SSI) Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) C. difficile (C. diff) Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) Basic Prevention Information How can I prevent getting an healthcare-associated infection when I go to a healthcare facility? Where can I find out the healthcare-associated infection rates at my local hospital? Where can I find more information about Clostridium difficile infections? What do I do if someone at home has MRSA? What do I do if someone at work has MRSA? About the Nebraska DHHS HAI Program Nebraska’s HAI Program works with public health partners to reduce HAIs by: Monitoring the numbers of HAIs and lab reports to detect resistant organisms or outbreaks earlier Supporting programs that encourage the correct use of antibiotics to decrease antimicrobial resistance and side effects Assessing and supporting infection control practices at healthcare facilities Providing public education Providing education to healthcare professionals Implementing a Safe Injection Program For more information please visit: Healthcare Professionals HAI Home Epidemiology Home Documents in PDF format require the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader which can be downloaded for free from Adobe Systems, Inc.