Volume 5, Number 13 (7-2002)                   jha 2002, 5(13): 63-70 | Back to browse issues page


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Norouzi J. Review on Nosocomial Infections. jha. 2002; 5 (13) :63-70
URL: http://jha.iums.ac.ir/article-1-189-en.html

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Nosocomial infections are those that new bomes and people are acquired them in the hospital setting and symptoms of these infections appear in hospital or after a patient has been discharged from the hospital, depending on the incubation of the infection in question. Only diseases that develop in patients who have been hospitalized for longer than 48 hours are considered true nosocomial infections. These hospital infections pose a potential hazard to the general community. The primary role of an infection-control program is to reduce the risk of hospital ¨acquired infection, there by, protecting patients, employees and visitors. Effective patient care is the focal point for the prevention and control of nosocomial infections and is the reason for a control program. The main responsibility of taking care is put on the shoulder of infection control nurses (ICN). This person must collect the data of patients affected by nosocomial infections. This information are place and kind of infections, microorganisms of infection, report of the results of antibiotic sensitivity and resistance, the factors which cause the infection and disease in the host and their spread it out. Pay attention to sanitary for fighting with these infection is simpler and easier than their treatment. Still, washing hands before and after contact with the patient is the most basic way of challenge with nosocomial infection.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2008/11/9

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