Surveillance of device-associated infections in intensive care units

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To attain sustained success, infection control measures must be coupled with antimicrobial stewardship” Rizwan et al (2016).

Abstract:

Surveillance of healthcare associated infections (HAI) is an important component of hospital infection control programmes; surveillance allows monitoring of the frequency and type of HAIs, detects outbreaks, evaluates compliance with infection control guidelines and provides data for policy development.1 Studies have reported up to a 30% reduction in incidence of HAI through effective infection control programs.2 To attain sustained success, infection control measures must be coupled with antimicrobial stewardship.

Reference:

Rizwan, M., Ikram, A., Zaman, G., Satti, L. and Ahmed, P. (2016) Surveillance of device-associated infections in intensive care units of a tertiary care hospital. The Journal of Hospital Infection. October 19th. [epub ahead of print].

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2016.10.012

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