hhs-logoThe Department of Health and Human Services has published a new action plan for reducing health care-associated infections in acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities and ambulatory surgical centers. The agency’s plan, the National Action Plan to Prevent Health Care-Associated Infections: Road Map to Elimination, introduces new targets for reducing HAIs based on data from 2015.

Previous targets for HAI reduction expired in 2013 with only one goal having  been achieved  — reducing central line-associated bloodstream infections by 50 percent. The new targets, which are set for 2020 and described as ambitious but achievable, call for:

To learn more about the HAI Action Plan, click here.