Title

Hospital-Acquired Infections : Current Trends and Prevention

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2017

Abstract

  • Health care–associated infections (HAIs) are the primary cause of preventable death and disability among hospitalized patients.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention monitors surgical site infections, centralline–associated bloodstream infection, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, and ventilator-associated pneumonias.
  • Evidence-based prevention strategies are critical to decreasing HAIs.
  • Nurses can work as a key member of the collaborative team to establish performance measures, test and study the initiatives, and work to decrease HAIs.

DOI

10.1016/j.cnc.2016.09.012