Chapter 3: Hospital Acquired Infections

By Oona St-Amant, Michelle Hughes, Audrey Kenmir, Caitlin Cosgrove, and Grace Sharpe


Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  1. Identify different types of pathogens that lead to infection and disease.
  2. Describe signs and symptoms associated with infection. 
  3. Identify how infectious agents can affect our body.
  4. Identify common types of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).
  5. Describe healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in relation to precaution and protection practices.
  6. Discuss techniques to reduce transmission of healthcare-associated infections.

Note: Always review and follow the hospital policies regarding infection prevention and control practices. 


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