What are healthcare-associated infections?
Healthcare-associated infections or HAIs are infections that develop within the healthcare facility as a result of hospitalisation or that originate from microorganisms and viruses acquired during hospitalisation.
There are direct transmission systems or indirect transmission systems for infections.
Direct infection transmission systems
Usually, one of the main transmission routes of hospital infections is inter-human transmission, through contact with skin or mucous membranes during interpersonal contacts between patients or between patients and hospital staff, medical students or visitors.