We assessed the effect of implementation of active infection control and surveillance on the occurrence of device-associated infections (DAIs) in our PICU from 2012-2015” Haque et al (2016).
We assessed the effect of implementation of active infection control and surveillance on the occurrence of device-associated infections (DAIs) in our PICU from 2012-2015. There were 1378 patients, equating to 4632 patient days, on the PICU. There were 29 DAI episodes, giving an incidence rate of 2.1% and incidence-density rate of 6.26 per 1000 patient-days.
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The rates of central line associated blood stream infections, ventilator associated pneumonia and catheter related urinary tract infection were 7/1000 central lines days, 1.17/1000 ventilator days and 0.24/1000 urinary catheter days, respectively. Despite the overall low rate of DAI in our PICU, there was a relatively high rate of central-associated blood stream infections.
Haque, A., Ahmed, S.A., Rafique, Z., Abbas, Q., Jurair, H. and Ali, S.A. (2016) Device-Associated Infections in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit of Pakistan. The Journal of Hospital Infection. November 3rd. [epub ahead of print].
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