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Healthcare-Associated Infection: From Healthcare Facility to Home Course

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are acquired by a patient during the delivery of healthcare services. Each year, approximately 1.2 million home health patients develop an infection. As many as 250,000 of these may be directly related to the healthcare services they received. The socioeconomic costs are staggering. This course has been designed to help decrease the incidence and burden of HAIs, by providing you with information on causes, risk factors and preventive best practices.

Courseware Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the causes and modes of transmission of HAI among home health and hospice patients.
  • List factors associated with an increased risk for HAI among home health and hospice patients.
  • List three strategies to reduce the risk of HAI among home health and hospice patients.