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Crit Care Nurs Q. 2012 Jul-Sep;35(3):241-6. doi: 10.1097/CNQ.0b013e3182542d18.

Infection control for critically ill trauma patients: a systematic approach to prevention, detection, and provider feedback.

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Departments of Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98104, USA.

Abstract

Critically ill patients are particularly at risk for developing hospital-acquired infections. An understanding of the predisposing factors, the epidemiology of disease, and guidelines to treat and to prevent hospital-acquired infections is necessary to incorporate infection control into the daily care of the critically ill trauma patient. Although it remains a challenge, infection control programs have moved from providing surveillance data and guidelines recommendations to implementation and engagement programs aimed at a shared responsibility for hospital-acquired infections prevention. We describe a multidisciplinary approach to infection control in the critically ill trauma patient with a special focus on ventilator-associated pneumonia at a level 1 trauma and burn center.

PMID:
22668997
DOI:
10.1097/CNQ.0b013e3182542d18
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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