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Healthcare-Associated Infections: Resources for Health Professionals

Below, you can find healthcare-associated infections (HAI) information and tools for health care professionals.

Infection Prevention Education

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Find educational materials for infection preventionists and local and Tribal health departments on infection prevention and HAIs.


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Learn more about the work of the Antimicrobial Resistance Laboratory Network (ARLN).

Data and Surveillance

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Find HAI data and learn more about HAI surveillance and the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).

Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship

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Learn about antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial stewardship programs.

Reportable Multidrug-Resistant Organisms

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Learn about multidrug-resistant organisms and reporting requirements.


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Get information on standard, transmission-based, and enhanced-barrier precautions.

Reportable Exposures

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Read about bloodborne pathogens, other potentially infectious materials, and exposure control plans.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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Get the facts about PPE for health care professionals.

Surgical Site Infection Prevention

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Find surgical site infection prevention resources and presentations.

Infection Prevention and Dialysis

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Learn about infection prevention and control practices specific to dialysis settings.

Infection Prevention in Ambulatory Care

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Learn about infection prevention and control practices specific to ambulatory care settings.

Questions about HAIs? Contact us!

HAI website | Phone: 608-267-7711 | Fax: 608-261-4976 

Last revised May 23, 2024