HAIs: For the public
People can get healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) while they are being treated for other conditions. These infections can happen in any health care facility, including hospitals, surgery centers, end-stage kidney disease facilities, and long-term care facilities. Bacteria, fungi, viruses and other germs can cause HAIs. These infections can cause serious illness and death.
Data on healthcare-associated infections reported by Colorado health facilities.
Get the facts
- Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE).
- Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI).
- Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI).
- Clostridium difficile (C. diff).
- Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
- Surgical site infections (SSI).
- Vancomycin-reisitant enterococcus (VRE).
- Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP).
Protect yourself and others
- Clean your hands.
- Use antibiotics the right way.
- Be a safe patient.
- Know about injection safety.
- Ask questions of long-term care facilities.
- Prevent dialysis infections.