A recently published article, Rodríguez-Acelas et al. 2017, systematically reviewed the scientific literature, and identified risk factors for healthcare-associated infections (HAI) in hospitalized patients. What factors are proved to increase significantly the risk of HAI? Continue reading
Preventing healthcare-associated infections is the responsibility of everyone in a hospital. Nevertheless, infection prevention and control activities need to be organized by competent experts . Many reports claim a shortage of qualified infection control doctors and nurses . What does “qualified” actually means?
Can alcohol-based handrub (ABHR) cause fire? May it happen? How common is it? What shall we do to avoid it? Continue reading