Hospital Acquired (Nosocomial) Infections

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Hospital acquired (nosocomial) infections are a great source of morbidity and mortality in healthcare organizations.  According to the Healthcare Associated Infections website one in every nine Canadians admitted to a hospital develops a nosocomial infection.  Nosocomial infections are associated with some of the equipment and procedures that are performed routinely on critically ill patient and includes mechanical ventilation, urinary catheters, vascular access (both peripheral and central) and total parental nutrition.  Findings from a study by Zhanel et al., (2008) indicate that the four most common sites for obtaining specimen from ICU patients in Canada include respiratory specimen, blood specimen wound/tissue specimen and specimen...
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