Reducing Nosocomial Infection Rates in the ICU Structure

2953 Words Feb 1st, 2018 12 Pages
Two of the most common complications that are ICU related, namely, vascular catheter-related BSI along with catheter-associated UTI are the biggest concern here and a number of experts claim that other nosocomial medical complications are bound to follow (Rosenthal, 2007). In this paper, we will focus on the Malaysian nursing context and highlight various steps that are needed when dealing with the reduction of nosocomial infection frequencies in the ICU structure from the nurse's perspective and conclude by highlighting the significance of using high service quality measures in the ICU.
Overview of the literature With regards to reducing nosocomial infections rates, in a recent study on the C-difficile infection impacting the state of patients in ICU, Muto and colleagues (2007) also concentrated on a number of sanitizing practices that could prove to be helpful in reducing nosocomial infection rates in ICU settings. They supported the use of these practices by also providing scientific and monitory proof of the success of these practices. Even though they had little success initially, the subsequent tests and trials on helpful practices proved to be successful. They even highlighted the most appropriate ways to clean the rooms of the patients (Muto et al, 2007; also see Kollef,…
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