INFECTION PREVENTION & CONTROL IN HOSPITALS
What are healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs)? What are the main factors that contribute to the spread of infection in hospitals? And what actions can hospitals take to mitigate the risk to patients?
Hospitals and healthcare professionals have a responsibility to provide a consistently clean and safe environment for all patients, visitors and staff.
Public Health England (PHE) has reported that more than 4 million people in Europe acquire an HCAI every year – leading to 37,000 deaths, as well as prolonging patient stays and presenting a significant financial burden to hospital trusts.
This eBook provides an introduction to HCAIs, outlines the characteristics of specific microorganisms and explores the crucial role of infection prevention and control in hospitals and healthcare facilities.
Download your free copy today to discover:
- What are HCAIS?
- What are the main factors that contribute to the spread of infection?
- What actions can hospitals and healthcare facilities take to mitigate the risk?
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