Search Tag: nosocomial infection

Executive Health Management

Refusal to Be Tested: What to Do?

2020 09 Jul

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a major disruption to regular healthcare services. As the novel coronavirus is highly contagious, hospitals need to double down on their infection control strategies to reduce nosocomial spread. Routine screening of patients and staff would be one such strategy, but what if not everyone agrees to be tested?... Read more

ICU Management

Tracheal Intubation in the ICU

2020 19 May

Making tracheal intubation safe for both patients and their health care providers. Introduction COVID-19 is a newly recognised viral infection which first appeared in Wuhan, China in late 2019. It is caused by a novel Coronavirus, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-CoronaVirus-2. For the most part it results in a mild, self-limiting... Read more

ICU Management

What's the latest on ventilator-associated pneumonia?"

2017 19 Dec

Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is the most frequent life-threatening nosocomial infection in intensive care units. Although bundles of prevention measures are effective in decreasing the VAP rate, the insufficient compliance observed in clinical practice needs to be addressed in order to define easier-to-apply procedures, according to a review... Read more

ICU Management

Can Bathing with Chlorhexidine Reduce VAP?

2015 25 May

Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is the most important nosocomial infection in intensive care units (ICUs). Measures have been taken to prevent morbidity of VAP, such as semi-recumbent body position, hand hygiene, and daily bathing with chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG). However, results of previous studies on the effectiveness of daily chlorhexidine... Read more