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.