Hospital-Acquired Infections : Current Trends and Prevention
- 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.
Boev, Christine and Kiss, Elizabeth (2017). "Hospital-Acquired Infections : Current Trends and Prevention." Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America 29.1, 51-65.
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