There is a vast amount of information available on the internet in relation to healthcare assoicated infections. Some information may not be accurate. When visiting these sites ensure the information provided is from a reputable source. Below are some examples of website designed for consumers by healthcare professionals. If you are aware of a good website for consumers, please let us know.
The Prevent Infection website is run by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC). It provides simple and clear information about infections and hand hygiene and a range of resources on hospital acquired infections.
Many human infections are caused by either bacteria or viruses. This site from the Better Health Channel is specifically designed for consumers who want information about bacterial and viral linfections.
Antibiotic medications are used to kill bacteria, which can cause illness and disease. However, some bacteria have become resistant to commonly used antibiotics. This site from the Better Health Channel is specifically designed for consumers who want information about resistant bacteria.