Healthcare-Associated Infections in Wisconsin

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are infections that occur while receiving health care. Patients who have surgical procedures or those with medical devices, such as central lines, urinary catheters, and ventilators are at risk of developing HAIs. It is also possible to get an infection from multidrug-resistant organisms, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), in various health care settings. Below you can find more information on HAIs, as well as information on HAI prevention.

Find information about the different kinds of HAIs, tips on prevention, and other resources.

Explore charts with HAI data.

This page has information for health care providers and local health departments.


Learn about the antimicrobial stewardship programs designed to address overuse of antibiotics.

This page features the work of the Antimicrobial Resistance Laboratory Network (ARLN).

Information on bacteria resistant infections.


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Last Revised: September 3, 2021