alexa Abstract | A STUDY ON HOSPITAL ACQUIRED INFECTIONS (HAI), CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT
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International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology
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Abstract

This prevalence of hospital acquired infections (HAI), commonly called as nosocomial infection in medical terms still exists in major well developed hospitals in many countries. The aim is to check for the level of hospital acquired infection and their level, steps taken to control and effective management of the same. Using standard protocol 100 staffs and 50 patients were taken for the study. Only intensive care units (ICU) patients were taken for study since the rate of infection is very high among these patients. Questionnaires were distributed to collect data and thorough observation was done throughout the hospital on what steps and procedures they are following for the prevention of hospital acquired infection. Study revealed that even though they strictly stick to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), the level of hospital acquired infection sometimes exceeds the benchmark

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Author(s):  Dhyana Sharon Ross, Dr. S. Vasantha

Keywords

HAI, Nosocomial infection, SSI, BSI, UTI, VAP, Infection control, Sinus Infections

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