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Crit Care Clin. 2005 Jan;21(1):111-28, ix.

Managing infection in the critical care unit: how can infection control make the ICU safe?

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  • 1Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, North Shore University Hospital, 300 Community Drive, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA.

Abstract

The goal of this article is to use ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) as a prototype for nosocomial infections to explore the issues of patient safety and infection control. To do this, we review disease-specific aspects of VAP, develop a brief working definition of patient safety, and then determine how the concepts of infection control fit into the broader context of patient safety.

PMID:
15579356
DOI:
10.1016/j.ccc.2004.10.002
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