Health care–associated infections (HAIs)
Infection must not have been present or incubating on admission to a health care facility.
Catheter-associated urinary tract inf...
Exposure to health care facility
Recent surgery/open wounds
History of invasive procedure
Urinary catheter placement
Indwelling vascular catheter
Treat with appropriate antibiotics.
Order bundles improve adherence to sepsis guidelines and improves survival.
UTI: Remove urinary catheters.
CLABSI: Remove IV catheter.
99,000 deaths in 2002...
T83.51XA Infect/inflm reaction due to indwell urinary catheter, init
T81.4XXA Infection following a procedure, initial encounter
J95.851 Ventilator associated pneumonia
T82.7XXA Infect/inflm r...
Nosocomial infections increase mortality, length of hospital stay, and cost of hospitalization.
Preventive efforts should address patient-specific and facility-related risk factors.
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