HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS

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No one should have to suffer because of a preventable illness that developed in a setting that was intended to improve health.


In recent years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has had great success in reducing healthcare associated infections (HAIs) through educational programs and policy recommendations. HAIs are infections that patients get while receiving surgical or other medical care in a healthcare setting. In spite of efforts to prevent HAIs, a number of healthcare associated infections are commonly reported, including:

  • Central line bloodstream infections
  • Catheter-associated urinary tract infections
  • Surgical site infections
  • Hospital-onset infections, such as C. difficile and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  • Pneumonia

The possibility of infection is not limited to hospitals. Healthcare associated infections have also been reported in inpatient rehabilitation facilities, same-day surgery centers, dialysis centers, physicians’ offices, skilled care nursing homes, and clinics.

Fellerman & Ciarimboli understands the danger of healthcare associated infections, and we are here to help if you or a family member developed a healthcare associated infection. No one should have to suffer because of a preventable illness that developed in a setting that was intended to improve health. Make an appointment for a consultation with us today.