Hospital-Acquired Infections: Prevention and Management
Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are defined as infections acquired in the hospital by a patient admitted for a reason other than that infection. HAIs are major causes of mortality and morbidity and impose a significant burden on patients, health care professionals, and health care systems.
This white paper discusses the epidemiology of HAIs and predisposing factors and includes an in-depth look at antimicrobial dressings and other preventive measures. This guide also advocates for a prophylactic mindset among health care professionals, to implement best practice strategies to prevent or treat HAIs, including surgical site infections.
Wound care professionals will find this guide helpful as they navigate the many options for antimicrobial prophylaxis and treatment of HAIs.
The following topics are covered in this guide: