Healthcare-Associated Infections


Healthcare-associated infections Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are a major cause of morbidity and mortality around the world. An estimated 6 million healthcare-associated infections occur each year across the U.S., Europe and Japan alone. In the U.S. up to 90,000 patients die as a result of healthcare-associated infections each year, making healthcare-associated infections the fourth leading cause of death. Beyond the human toll, there is an enormous financial burden to healthcare systems worldwide. BD is committed to applying its expertise, resources and technologies toward the prevention of healthcare-associated infections worldwide. If you are a member of the media and have questions about these materials, please contact Alyssa Zeff, Director, WW Public Relations at alyssa_zeff@bd.com.

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Backgrounders


bullet  Healthcare-Associated Infections At A Glance pdf
bullet  Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus At A Glance pdf
bullet  Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) Backgrounder pdf
bullet  Active Surveillance At A Glance pdf
bullet  BD GeneOhm™ MRSA Assay At A Glance pdf
bullet  BD GeneOhm™ Cdiff Assay Backgrounder pdf
bullet  Benefits of Rapid Testingpdf
bullet  Key Research Papers Relevant to the BD GeneOhm™ MRSA Assaypdf
bullet  Emergence of MRSA Timelinepdf
bullet  HAI Terminology Guidepdf

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News Releases
Newspaper

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Events


bulletUpcoming Events 

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Multimedia Resources


bullet BD on TV (Videos)
   - CEO Ed Ludwig Discusses Healthcare-associated Infections on CNBC (October 22, 2007)

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Additional Resources


bullet Visit our Healthcare-Associated Infections Site
bullet Permission Request Form (to use BD logo or for reprint and distribution of BD materials)

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