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.
- intensive care units
- surveillance system
- Scottish hospitals
McCoubrey, J., MacKirdy, F., Reilly, J., Timmins, A., Cairns, S., Mullings, A., & Booth, M. (2010). A pilot study of surveillance of intensive care unit associated infections in Scotland. Journal of Infection Prevention, 11(1), 24-26. https://doi.org/10.1177/1757177409354869