Healthcare associated infections (HAIs) are infections patients can get while receiving medical treatment in a healthcare facility. One of the leading sources of HAIs is Staphylococcus aureus, a bacterium that roughly 30% of people carry in their nares. While most of the time S. aureus does not cause harm, S. aureus infections in healthcare settings can be serious.
Among hospital settings, surgical site infections (SSIs) are a main contributor to Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs). Dissemination of microorganisms around SSIs can occur through the transfer of microorganisms from the patient’s surrounding skin or the skin of the healthcare professional.
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Medical device related infections pose a significant financial burden to healthcare services and threaten patient safety. However, they are often preventable.