Nosocomial Infections

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ccraigr
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Nosocomial Infections
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2013-11-12 10:56:09
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nosocomial infections
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  1. Nosocomial Infections
    • 10-15% of hospital patients will get one
    • 20,000,000 infections
    • 20,000 deaths
  2. What 3 factors can lead to nosocomial infections?
    • 1.Microoganisms in a hospital environment
    • 2.Compramised host.
    • 3.Chain of transmission.
    • This leads to a ven-diagram with a nosocomial infection in the center shared by all 3 fields.
  3. Common Nosocomial infections
    • 40%-UTI (improper handling of a catheter)
    • 20%-Surgical site(wound infections)
    • 15%-Lower resp. tract (most deadly) pneumonia
    • 8%-cutanious infections
    • 6%-bacterimia
    • 11%-others

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