Implementation of infection control bundles in intensive care units

Nosocomial infections (NIs) are devastating complications in intensive care units (ICUs) with high mortality and morbidity. NIs increase both the length of stay and hospital charges and may lead to the lifelong disability of patients” Alp and Rello (2018).

Abstract:

Nosocomial infections (NIs) are devastating complications in intensive care units (ICUs) with high mortality and morbidity. NIs increase both the length of stay and hospital charges and may lead to the lifelong disability of patients. Millions of patients are affected by NIs every year and infection prevention and control (IPC) is necessary to increase healthcare quality in ICUs. Industrialized countries are well organized and have had IPC programmes since the 1950s. However, even in these countries up to 25% of patients in ICUs will experience at least one NI [1].

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Reference:

Alp, E. and Rello, J. (2018) Implementation of infection control bundles in intensive care units: which parameters are applicable in low-to-middle income countries? The Journal of Hospital Infection. September 29th. .

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2018.07.031

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