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ACP 2012 Infection Prevention Review

ACP 2012 Infection Prevention Review

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A talk I gave at the national ACP meeting (Internal Medicine 2012), a review of key info on nosocomial infection prevention in 1 hour (!).
A talk I gave at the national ACP meeting (Internal Medicine 2012), a review of key info on nosocomial infection prevention in 1 hour (!).

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Published by: djdiek on Apr 30, 2012
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Nosocomial (Healthcare Associated)InfectionsDaniel J. Diekema, MD, FACP
 
Financial disclosure: Research fundingreceived from Merck, Pfizer, Astellas,Cerexa, PurThread Technologies,bioMerieux, Innovative Biosensors, Inc.
No products manufactured by the above companieswill be discussed during this presentation.
 
Nosocomial (Healthcare Associated)InfectionsClinical Questions:
 
What are the most common hospital or healthcare-associated infections?
 
What prevention measures can be used toprevent these infections?
 
What basic infection control procedures arerelevant to the hospital-based physician?
Focus will be on prevention, with most time devoted toinfections with the greatest morbidity and mortality.
 
Nosocomial InfectionDefinition
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 Acquired in a hospital or healthcarefacility (“healthcare-associated”)
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Not present or incubating at admission
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for most bacterial infections, onset of symptoms >48 hours after admission
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symptoms may not present until after discharge

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