Healthcare associated infection in care homes for older people in Scotland: results from a pilot survey

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Abstract

The prevalence of infection in Scottish care homes is currently unknown. The aim of this survey was to estimate the prevalence of infection within a small sample of care homes for older people and to develop and test a methodology for point prevalence surveys which would allow local care home staff to monitor infection in care homes for older people that employ trained nurses.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-30
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Infection Prevention
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011

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Scotland
Home Care Services
Cross Infection
Infection
Nurses
Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

  • HAIs
  • care homes
  • infection control
  • older people

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