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Joan Adam, Secretary of Health

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Healthcare Associated Infections

The national goal is to prevent, reduce, and ultimately eliminate healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). South Dakota is actively engaged, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in working to address the issue of HAI prevention.

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Overview

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, HAIs are infections that patients get while receiving treatment for medical or surgical conditions. They are among the leading causes of preventable deaths in the U.S. and are associated with a substantial increase in health care costs each year.(1) HAIs occur in all types of care settings, including:

  • Acute care within hospitals
  • Same-day surgical centers
  • Ambulatory outpatient care in health care clinics
  • Long-term care facilities (e.g., nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities)

In hospitals, HAIs lead to extended hospital stays, contribute to increased medical costs, and are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Common HAIs patients get in hospitals include:

  • Central-line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI)
  • Clostridium difficile infections
  • Pneumonia
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections
  • Surgical site infections
  • Urinary tract infections

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) are some of the most common HAIs.

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2022 South Dakota Infection Control Conference

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2022 South Dakota Infection Control Conference (SDICC)

October 6 & 7, 2022
Registration link and more details to come.

Information about South Dakota Infection Control Conference (SDICC)

The SDICC is a yearly event intended to provide continuing education in infection prevention to all persons with interest in or responsibilities related to the infection control field in the state of South Dakota and the surrounding areas.

Conference Objective

Provide Continuing Education in infection prevention

Who Should Attend?

All persons with an interest in or responsibilities related to the infection control field in the state of South Dakota and the surrounding areas.

2021 South Dakota Infection Control Conference Presentations



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Contact

Kipp Stahl, BSN, RN
Healthcare-Associated Infections Program
South Dakota Department of Health
615 E. 4th St.
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: (605) 773-4672
Kipp Stahl

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