Healthcare Associated Infections

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  • Lectures
    2 Videos
  • Enrolled
    56 students
  • Sample Certificate

What you'll learn

Healthcare-associated infections are one of the most common and preventable patient safety concerns today. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 20 hospitalized patients develop a hospital-acquired infection. They can occur in any healthcare facility, such as hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, dialysis facilities, outpatient care facilities, and long-term care facilities. In addition to a long and difficult treatment, it increases healthcare costs across the system. read more »»

This online training introduces the subscriber to the various types of healthcare-associated infections, their impacts, the factors influencing them, and the modes of transmission. It is designed for anyone who is willing to increase their knowledge base about such infections so as to play a role in curbing their spread.

A coordinated effort by the patients and healthcare management is important to reduce the incidence of healthcare-associated infections. While the hospital staff is trained in various measures of maintaining sterile working conditions across various departments of the hospital, patient awareness can be a valuable asset in the prevention of occurrence and spread of these infections.
This course essentially introduces the concept of healthcare-associated infections and various factors related to it.

Who should attend?
All Healthcare personnel, such as

  • Physicians
  • Dentists
  • Nurses
  • Paramedical Staff
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians practicing Alternative Medicine (AYUSH)
  • Front line workers in medical setups

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • Concept of healthcare-associated infections(HAI)
  • Factors related to HAI
  • Infection prevention and control


Medvarsity is the pioneer in online medical education and is now Asia’s largest company in the domain with more than 50,000 graduates who have upskilled through the courses offered by the organization and more than 10,000 active learners who are engaged in their online medical courses and contact programs.

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