Every 5 minutes, a patient dies from a healthcare-associated infection

The time is now to stop surface-related infections and deaths. Surfaces transmit microbes that cause deadly infections and are a serious risk to public health. The Healthcare Surfaces Institute is dedicated to stopping this hidden threat, but we need your help

Strategic Use of Products Containing Antimicrobial Surface Properties

Join us March 29th for a free webinar on how products with antimicrobial surface properties can be used as part of your infection prevention guidelines.

The 3 Pillars of HSI

One of the primary ways microbes move within a healthcare setting is via surfaces, yet most infection prevention strategies overlook surface safety issues beyond cleaning. 

HSI is the only organization to focus on the threat of contaminated surfaces in our healthcare environment. The institute's objective is to change how surfaces get designed, manufactured, installed, and maintained to reduce the spread of HAIs significantly. To accomplish this, our collaborative group aligns our work, research, and educational outreach with The 3 Pillars of HSI:

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) occur when pathogens infect patients via contaminated surfaces

people get HAIs every year

people die yearly from HAIs and many more live altered lives that require ongoing medical care

1 out of 25

patients will acquire a HAI during their hospital stay

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