Infection prevention and control building guidelines for acute hospitals in Ireland

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/303393
Title:
Infection prevention and control building guidelines for acute hospitals in Ireland
Authors:
Strategy for the control of Antimicrobial Resistance in Ireland (SARI)
Affiliation:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Publisher:
HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC)
Issue Date:
Dec-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/303393
Item Type:
Guideline
Language:
en
Description:
Appropriate design of the physical environment in hospitals contributes to improvements in patient well-being and satisfaction, delivery of medical care, staff satisfaction, and reduction in healthcare costs. Appropriate design is also a critical component in preventing healthcare-associated infections (HCAI), in particular through the provision of sufficient single-patient rooms, ample physical space in clinical areas, and an environment that can be readily cleaned and decontaminated. This document contains a series of recommendations for infection prevention and control-related planning and design considerations, for both new and existing acute hospitals. The recommendations were developed by a working group of SARI National Committee, and are based on best available evidence and international best practice.
Keywords:
INFECTION CONTROL; BUILT ENVIRONMENT; HOSPITAL

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorStrategy for the control of Antimicrobial Resistance in Ireland (SARI)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-14T13:46:05Z-
dc.date.available2013-10-14T13:46:05Z-
dc.date.issued2008-12-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/303393-
dc.descriptionAppropriate design of the physical environment in hospitals contributes to improvements in patient well-being and satisfaction, delivery of medical care, staff satisfaction, and reduction in healthcare costs. Appropriate design is also a critical component in preventing healthcare-associated infections (HCAI), in particular through the provision of sufficient single-patient rooms, ample physical space in clinical areas, and an environment that can be readily cleaned and decontaminated. This document contains a series of recommendations for infection prevention and control-related planning and design considerations, for both new and existing acute hospitals. The recommendations were developed by a working group of SARI National Committee, and are based on best available evidence and international best practice.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC)en_GB
dc.subjectINFECTION CONTROLen_GB
dc.subjectBUILT ENVIRONMENTen_GB
dc.subjectHOSPITALen_GB
dc.titleInfection prevention and control building guidelines for acute hospitals in Irelanden_GB
dc.typeGuidelineen
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Service Executive (HSE)en_GB
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