Nosocomial Infections & Control
Nosocomial infections are health care associated infections that are contracted from the hospital environment or staff of a healthcare facility and they spread in the hospital environment, nursing home environment, rehabilitation facility and clinic or other clinical settings.
These infections are acquired due to development of favourable conditions for pathogens in hospital environment, infected by a patient during a hospital visit or one developing among hospital staff. The types of microorganisms cause nosocomial infections contribute about 99,000 deaths each year according to Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. Increasing nosocomial infections sets new goals for epidemiologists and infection control practitioners to develop new strategies for prevention and control.
· Candida Albicans
· Staphylococcus Aureus
· Pseudomonas Aeruginosa
· Microbial Drug Resistance
· Surgical Wound Infection
· Control Strategies