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Surgical Site Infection Event (SSI)

January 2022

The CDC healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevalence survey found that there were an estimated 110,800 surgical site infections (SSIs) associated with inpatient surgeries in 2015 .

1 in 4 Americans aren't washing their hands regularly | Live Science   

October 2020

A new CDC report finds that 25% of people don't remember to wash their hands at important times, such as after blowing their nose.

HAI Data | CDC

Although significant progress has been made in preventing some healthcare-associated infection types, there is much more work to be done. On any given day, about one in 31 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection.

Types of Healthcare-associated Infections | HAI | CDC

Modern healthcare employs many types of invasive devices and procedures to treat patients and to help them recover. Infections can be associated with the devices used in medical procedures, such as catheters or ventilators.

Handwashing - Clean Hands Save Lives | CDC

Regular handwashing is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. Whether you are at home, at work, traveling, or out in the community, find out how handwashing with soap and water can protect you and your family.

Hand-washing: Do's and don'ts - Mayo Clinic

Hand-washing is an easy way to prevent infection. Understand when to wash your hands, how to properly use hand sanitizer and how to get your children into the habit.

WHO names 12 bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health

February 2017

Antibiotic resistance could make c-sections, transplants and chemotherapy too dangerous to perform, warns World Health Organisation.

Despite Progress, Ongoing Efforts Needed to Combat Infections Impacting Hospital Patients

March 2014

On any given day, approximately one in 25 U.S. patients has at least one infection contracted during the course of their hospital care, adding up to about 722,000 infections in 2011, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education and Advocacy (CPSEA) is dedicated to raising awareness about patient safety through education, advocacy, and support.

We envision a world in which the patient's voice is heard and no one is harmed by healthcare.

More than 4% of patients acquire an infection while in hospital





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