A pilot study of surveillance of intensive care unit associated infections in Scotland

Jodie McCoubrey, Fiona MacKirdy, Jacqui Reilly, Alan Timmins, Shona Cairns, Abigail Mullings, Malcolm Booth

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Abstract

Healthcare associated infections (HCAI) are a significant problem in healthcare settings worldwide. The risk of HCAI is higher in patients undergoing multiple invasive procedures such as those requiring intensive care. A pilot study was undertaken to determine the incidence of intensive care unit (ICU) acquired infection in Scotland and to test the feasibility of the implementation of a surveillance system to measure ICU acquired infection in Scottish hospitals.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-26
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Infection Prevention
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2010

Keywords

  • intensive care units
  • infection
  • surveillance system
  • Scottish hospitals

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