Implementing best practice strategies to prevent infection in the ICU

Daleen Aragon, Mary Lou Sole
Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America 2006, 18 (4): 441-52
Critically ill patients are at high risk for infection because of many factors. Quality and regulatory groups have published guidelines regarding infection prevention in the ICU. A multifaceted, multiprofessional team approach is necessary to develop and implement strategies to prevent infection in the critically ill patient. Bundles of intervention along with daily rounds an assessment are essential program components. Ongoing surveillance and re- education and reinforcement are also part of a strong infection prevention program.

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