Nosocomial Infections

Nosocomial Infection is an infection that is acquired in a hospital or other health care facility. To emphasize both hospital and nonhospital settings, it is sometimes instead called a health care‚Äďassociated infection (HAI or HCAI). Infection is spread to the susceptible patient in the clinical setting by various means. Health care staff can spread infection, in addition to contaminated equipment, bed linens, or air droplets. The infection can originate from the outside environment, another infected patient, staff that may be infected, or in some cases, the source of the infection cannot be determined. In some cases the microorganism originates from the patient's own skin microbiota, becoming opportunistic after surgery or other procedures that compromise the protective skin barrier.

Various Preventive measures includes: 

1     Sterilization

2     Isolation

3     Handwashing

4     Gloves

5     Surface sanitation

6     Antimicrobial surfaces

7     Treatment












































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