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The Contagion® Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) specialty page provides HAI-specific clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.


Reducing Respiratory Viral HAIs in Pediatric Healthcare Settings
Matt Linam, MD, MS, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, explains the best ways to reduce the number of respiratory viral healthcare-associated infections in children.
Why is <em>Candida auris</em> a Global Threat?
Snigdha Vallabhaneni, MD, MPH, Medical Epidemiologist, Mycotic Diseases Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, discusses the threat that is Candida auris.
Infection Prevention in Post–Acute Care Settings Versus Acute Care Hospitals
Nimalie Stone, MD, MS, Team Lead, LTC, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, explores the differences in infrastructure for clinical care and infection prevention in post–acute care and long-term care settings as compared to acute care hospitals.
Why Is There a Lack of Data on the Burden of HAIs in US Nursing Homes?
Nicola Thompson, PhD, Epidemiologist, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, discusses the lack of data on the burden of healthcare-associated infections in US nursing homes.
When Can Antibiotic Use Be More Harmful than Helpful?
Lauri A. Hicks, DO, captain, US Public Health Service, director, Office of Antibiotic Stewardship, medical director, Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, explains how antibiotics can be harmful if they are not used appropriately.
A New Approach to Understanding Multidrug-resistant Infections
Vikas Gupta, PharmD, BCPS, director of Clinical Strategy at Becton Dickinson, explains his team’s unique approach to understanding multidrug-resistant infections.
University of Minnesota Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Tackles HAIs
Susan Kline, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine, medical director for Infection Control, lead physician for Antibiotic Stewardship, at the University of Minnesota, discusses the growing problem of antibiotic-resistance in hospital-acquired infections.
Managing Patients at High Risk for Antibiotic-resistant Infections
John D'Angelo, MD, senior vice president, executive director of Emergency Medicine Services at Northwell Health, describes how hospital clinicians can identify and treat patients at highest risk for contracting antibiotic-resistant infections.
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