Device-associated infections in a paediatric intensive care unit in Pakistan
Paediatrics and Child Health
This study assessed the effect of implementation of active infection control and surveillance on the occurrence of device-associated infections (DAIs) in a paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) from 2012 to 2015. There were 1378 patients, equating to 4632 patient-days, on the PICU, and 29 DAI episodes, giving an incidence rate of 2.1% and an incidence density rate of 6.26 per 1000 patient-days. The rates of central-line-associated bloodstream infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia and catheter-related urinary tract infections were 7/1000 central-line-days, 1.17/1000 ventilator-days and 0.24/1000 urinary-catheter-days, respectively. Despite the overall low rate of DAIs in the PICU, there was a relatively high rate of central-line-associated bloodstream infections.
The Journal of Hospital Infection
Ahmed, S. A.,
Ali, S. A.
(2017). Device-associated infections in a paediatric intensive care unit in Pakistan. The Journal of Hospital Infection, 95(1), 98-100.
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