Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI)
Healthcare-associated infections are infections acquired while receiving medical care. HAIs occur in all healthcare settings including acute care, ambulatory surgical centers, outpatient clinics, long-term care, long-term acute care, and rehabilitation facilities.
- About Healthcare-Associated Infections
Information about common HAIs, steps you can take to prevent HAIs, and patient safety resources.
- HAIs and Antibiotic Resistance in Minnesota: Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to frequently asked questions about how healthcare-associated infections and antibiotic resistance are connected, and surveillance programs Minnesota uses to measure HAIs and antibiotic resistance in the state.
- HAI Resources
HAI prevention and control guidelines and resources for healthcare professionals.
- HAI and Drug Diversions
Prevention of HAI associated with diversion of controlled substances.
- HAI Data and Statistics
HAI data and statistics in Minnesota and the national level including the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).
- HAI Prevention Projects and Partners
MDH is working in collaboration with numerous partners to prevent HAIs across the continuum of care.
MN HAI Prevention Advisory Group | HAI Prevention Collaboratives | Safe from CDI Toolkit/Roadmap | Safe CUTS (SSI) Toolkit/Roadmap