Healthcare-associated infections: Your role in prevention

Creech, Buddy; Schaffner, William; Talbot, Thomas R.
June 2007
Patient Care for the Nurse Practitioner;Jun2007, Vol. 10 Issue 6, p6
Academic Journal
The article discusses effective and practical ways to reduce healthcare-associated infection (HAI) in hospitals. Antibiotics should be prescribed only when necessary to avoid antibiotic resistance among hospital pathogens. Choose hospitals that have special infection control departments that monitor HAI rates and develop prevention initiatives. Optimal hand washing among healthcare personnel would lead to a major reduction in HAI.


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