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HAI Overview

An HAI is an infection that a patient acquires during the course of receiving medical care in any healthcare setting. HAIs are sometimes referred to as hospital infections or hospital-acquired infections. Although HAIs can occur in any healthcare setting, the primary focus of the MDHHS SHARP Unit is on the acute care hospital setting.

HAIs are associated with a variety of causes, including (but not limited to): 

  • The use of medical devices, such as catheters and ventilators
  • Transmission between patients and healthcare workers
  • The result of antibiotic overuse
  • Complications following a surgical procedure

Common types of infections are:

  • Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs)
  • Ventilator-associated pneumonias (VAPs)
  • Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs)
  • Surgical site infections (SSIs)

HAI Progress Report

Michigan Healthcare Associated Infections Progress Report

HAI Surveillance and Prevention Plans

Michigan's HAI Surveillance and Prevention Plan (August 2021 update)

Partners and Collaborators

SHARP Partners and Collaborators