Preventing hospital acquired infection: clinical guidelines: a supplement to Hospital Acquired Infection: surveillance, policies and practice. .

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559530
Title:
Preventing hospital acquired infection: clinical guidelines: a supplement to Hospital Acquired Infection: surveillance, policies and practice. .
Authors:
Ward, Valerie
Citation:
Ward, Valerie. 1997. Preventing hospital acquired infection: clinical guidelines: a supplement to Hospital Acquired Infection: surveillance, policies and practice. Dublin: Public Health Laboratory Service.
Publisher:
Public Health Laboratory Service
Issue Date:
Jul-1997
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559530
Item Type:
Guideline
Language:
en
Description:
These guidelines follow on from the recent PHLS report Hospital-Acquired Infection: Surveillance, Policies and Practice. The report is based on an audit project which examined hospital activities designed to control hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). It contains a detailed survey of the incidence of certain types of HAI in 19 hospitals over a 12-month period, an analysis of hospital policies dealing with control of HAI and an observational audit to assess the extent to which such policies were complied with in practice. It discusses the results and recommends changes in current methods of surveillance. In particular, it recommends that collection of data for surveillance should be much easier by greater use of data already collected for other purposes. This would require significant improvements in medical and nursing notes, and in patient administration systems. During the course of the project, it became apparent that there was a need for some generally accepted guidelines on the prevention of HA!. The results of the policy analysis and the observational audit strengthened this view. Policies varied both in design and content. Some included infection control measures to which even the infection control teams attached little importance.
Keywords:
HOSPITAL; INFECTION CONTROL

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWard, Valerieen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-10T13:26:30Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-10T13:26:30Zen
dc.date.issued1997-07-
dc.identifier.citationWard, Valerie. 1997. Preventing hospital acquired infection: clinical guidelines: a supplement to Hospital Acquired Infection: surveillance, policies and practice. Dublin: Public Health Laboratory Service.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/559530en
dc.descriptionThese guidelines follow on from the recent PHLS report Hospital-Acquired Infection: Surveillance, Policies and Practice. The report is based on an audit project which examined hospital activities designed to control hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). It contains a detailed survey of the incidence of certain types of HAI in 19 hospitals over a 12-month period, an analysis of hospital policies dealing with control of HAI and an observational audit to assess the extent to which such policies were complied with in practice. It discusses the results and recommends changes in current methods of surveillance. In particular, it recommends that collection of data for surveillance should be much easier by greater use of data already collected for other purposes. This would require significant improvements in medical and nursing notes, and in patient administration systems. During the course of the project, it became apparent that there was a need for some generally accepted guidelines on the prevention of HA!. The results of the policy analysis and the observational audit strengthened this view. Policies varied both in design and content. Some included infection control measures to which even the infection control teams attached little importance.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPublic Health Laboratory Serviceen_GB
dc.subjectHOSPITALen_GB
dc.subjectINFECTION CONTROLen_GB
dc.titlePreventing hospital acquired infection: clinical guidelines: a supplement to Hospital Acquired Infection: surveillance, policies and practice. .en_GB
dc.typeGuidelineen
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