Preventing Hospital InfectionsReal-World Problems, Realistic Solutions

Preventing Hospital InfectionsReal-World Problems, Realistic Solutions

Sanjay Saint, Sarah Krein, and Robert Stock

Print publication date: Oct 2014

ISBN: 9780199398836

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Nearly 2 million Americans develop a healthcare-associated infection each year, and some 100,000 of them die as a result. Such infections are highly preventable, particularly through the adoption and implementation of evidence-based methods for reducing patient infection at the point of care. Preventing Hospital Infections leads readers through a step-by-step description of a quality improvement intervention as it might unfold in a model hospital, pinpointing the likely obstacles and offering practical strategies for how to overcome them. It draws on the extensive personal clinical experience of the authors, including examples, anecdotes, and down-to-earth, practical guidance. Whereas most resources focus on the technical aspects of healthcare-associated infections, this title offers the first manual for effecting real, practical change.