Infection Control and Healthcare-Associated Infection

The best way to prevent infection is through good professional practice including hand hygiene and appropriate care when caring for patients/residents/clients.

A healthcare-associated infection is an infection that is acquired after contact with the healthcare services. This is most frequently after treatment in a hospital, but can also happen after treatment in outpatient clinics, nursing homes and other healthcare settings. Healthcare-associated infections that are picked up in hospital are also known as "hospital-acquired infections".