Card Set Information
10-15% of hospital patients will get one
What 3 factors can lead to nosocomial infections?
1.Microoganisms in a hospital environment
3.Chain of transmission.
This leads to a ven-diagram with a nosocomial infection in the center shared by all 3 fields.
Common Nosocomial infections
40%-UTI (improper handling of a catheter)
20%-Surgical site(wound infections)
15%-Lower resp. tract (most deadly) pneumonia