Preventing healthcare-associated infections: Beyond best practice

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Abstract

The goal of this review is to evaluate best practices for preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAI) and to identify opportunities beyond best practice. Achieving an infection-free hospital stay for patients will require integration of infection prevention into routine bedside clinical care. The objectives are (1) to summarize the best practices for prevention of HAI; (2) to discuss the limitations of known best practices; and (3) to discuss potential approaches beyond best practice to prevent HAI. Rationale for comprehensive horizontal approaches with active caregiver participation is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-244
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences
Volume345
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2013

Keywords

  • Best practice analysis
  • Hospital infections
  • Infection control
  • Organizational innovation.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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