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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

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

 
 
 
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