Relias Hospital-Acquired Conditions (HACs)

Evidence-Based, Personalized Learning

Reducing variation in care among nurses and doctors to prevent and reduce hospital-acquired conditions (HACs).


Addressing the Recurrent Topic of HACs

HACs are medical conditions or complications that develop from hospital errors or accidents that were not present when a patient was initially admitted to the hospital.

Why are they still relevant today?

Aging Demographics

With the global change in aging demographics, the complexity of cases and the use of certain devices and interventions has increased, along with the risk of HACs.

Complicated Definitions

Complicated terminology and numerous abbreviations associated with HACs creates a need to make definitions more accessible to front-line clinicians.

Prioritizing Actions

Many clinicans are juggling a number of cases and conditions, making it difficult to prioritize specific actions, thus increasing the risk of HACs.

Financial Implications

HACs continue to affect both patient and financial outcomes, with approximately 3 million cases annually, resulting in over $2 billion in excess hospital costs.


Relias HACs offers a powerful learning opportunity through high-fidelity scenarios that educate clinicians on the impact of diagnostic, treatment and intervention decisions.

CAUTI - ICU & Med/Surg

Content includes in-depth topics such as CAUTI risk factors, management and prevention at bedside and unit-level.

CLABSI - ICU & Med/Surg

Content includes in-depth topics such as CLABSI risk factors, management and prevention at bedside and unit-level.

Nurse & Provider Tracks

Each course offers both a nurse and provider track for ICU and Med/Surg departments, where most HACs are clinically managed.

ANCC & ACCME Accredited

All courses are ANCC & ACCME accredited, so nurses and providers can earn continuing education credit as they learn.

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“The assessment drastically sharpens the learning experience. It helps identify the core issues first, and supports clinicians with information specifically targeted to those high-risk areas.”


Relias HACs is a patented assessment-driven education and analytics solution that uses data to transform how doctors and nurses learn.

So how does it exactly work?

Comprehensive Assessment

A comprehensive assessment provides insight into clinicians’ mastery of knowledge and judgment, benchmarking individual scores and quantifying team variation.

Tailored Learning Plans

Relias HACs delivers a personalized learning plan, excluding content clinicians have mastered, marked by red – required, yellow – recommended, and green – optional.

Engaging Advanced Content

Developed by medical experts, modules are delivered in easy-to-absorb, 2-8 minute segments, including videos, case studies, and interactive 3D animations with text.

Real-Time Analytics

Relias HACs provides data to identify and invest in areas of training that improve quality of care, increase patient safety, and reduce the risks of HACs.

“Relias has helped us see a more detailed picture of risk – but more importantly, opportunity.”

Benefits of Personalized Learning

Our innovative platform delivers individualized and prioritized content to clinicians to learn when they want, where they want, and only what they need.

As a result, Relias HACs enables hospital leaders to focus limited resources on high-impact education for improving quality and patient safety.

Reduce Variation in Care

Gain insight into competency levels for individuals and teams to identify areas that need improvement and deliver targeted education.

Mitigate Risk

Close competency gaps by identifying and addressing areas of variation, resulting in increased patient safety and prevention of HACs.

Increase Engagement

Respect established proficiency and educate only on what the clinician needs to know to increase engagement.

Improve Communication

Minimize misunderstandings and errors by ensuring that teams are using commonly-understood protocols and language.


Hear one of our Relias HACs content experts, Dr. Jason Aliotta from Brown University, share how extra vigilance, education and teamwork can reduce HACs.


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