What Can We Do To Prevent HAI?
Health care providers can take action to prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAI). Consistently adhering to core, evidence-based infection prevention practices reduces the risk of HAI and spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria or other pathogens. California law requires each hospital to designate a physician hospital epidemiologist (or committee chair) who has completed CME training specific to infection surveillance, prevention, and control. Hospitals must also provide annual infection prevention training to all staff and contractors (Health and Safety Code 1288.95).