Healthcare Associated Infection in Patients with Cancer: Identify the Risks and Implement Preventative Measures

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Healthcare Associated Infection in Patients with Cancer: Identify the Risks and Implement Preventative Measures

Preventing HCAIs in Patients With Cancer

Patients with cancer are at increased risk of healthcare-associated infection (HCAI) due to impaired immune defences arising from the disease itself and anti-cancer therapy. All healthcare workers involved in the care of patients with cancer must be familiar with national standards for the prevention and control of HCAI, such as the use of standard precautions.

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