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Health Care Associated Infections (HAIs) are infections that patients acquire while receiving care for health conditions (including surgery).  Many, but not all HAIs are preventable. HAIs are important causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States and are associated with a substantial increase in health care costs each year.  According to the AHRQ, Healthcare Associated infections (HAIs) are among the leading threats to patient safety, affecting one out of every 25 hospital patients at any one time. Over a million HAIs occur across the U.S. health care system every year, leading to the loss of tens of thousands of lives and adding billions of dollars to health care costs. Fortunately, most HAIs are preventable.

Useful HAI Links and Documents Useful HAI Links and Documents

Chicago Department of Public Health HAI Unit

[Intro into what we do]

 

State of HAIs within Illinois

Illinois Hospital Report Card and Consumer Guide to Health Care

Illinois Progress Report

Illinois State HAI Plan

 

How do I prevent HAIs within my own facility?

Infection Control Training Resources

Management of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms in Healthcare Settings (CDC, 2006)

 

How do I assess infection control within my own facility?

Infection Control Assessment Tool for Acute Care Hospitals

Infection Control Assessment Tool for Long-term Care Facilities

Infection Control Assessment Tool for Outpatient Settings

Infection Control Assessment Tool for Hemodialysis Facilities

 

Important Chicago Health Alerts for facilities

[list HAN alerts]

Sign up for Health Alert Network notifications!

 

Other useful tools:

XDRO

 

Overview of HAIs and Reporting

Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI)

Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI)

Surgical Site Infection (SSI)

Ventilator-associated Pneumonia (VAP)

More information on Specific Diseases and Organisms

 

Mechanisms of Resistance

 

Revelant Laws and Regulations

Illinois Adverse Health Care Events Reporting Law of 2005

IL Communicable Disease Code

CMS State Operations Manual

 

 

Contact Us Contact Us

CDPH HAI Unit: 

Email: CDPHHAIAR@cityofchicago.org
312-746-4683 (Fax)

 

HAI Coordinator:

Shannon Xydis
Email: Shannon.Xydis@cityofchicago.org
312-743-0416 (Office)
312-746-4683 (Fax)

Related Links Related Links

Chicago Department of Public Health

HAI Home

HAI Training Resources

Antimicrobial Stewardship

C. auris Response

Illinois Department of Public Health

HAI and AR Prevention Program

Illinois Hospital Report Card

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Healthcare Associated Infections