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11/03/23 Public Health Education Topic: Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs)

Time in the hospital can put you at risk for a healthcare-associated infection (HAI), such as a blood, surgical site, or urinary tract infection.

Every day, patients get infections in healthcare facilities while they are being treated for something else. These infections can have devastating emotional, financial, and medical effects. Worst of all, they can be deadly. There are things you can do to help protect yourself and your family from harmful germs that can cause infections.



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