What is the right approach to infection prevention and control for children living at home with invasive devices?
journal contributionposted on 2018-04-30, 12:28 authored by Carmen Soto, Carolyn Tarrant, Mary Dixon-Woods
(Summary) Infection prevention and control (IPC) efforts have primarily focused on acute care. Children with invasive-devices living at home are at risk of healthcare associated infection (HCAIs), and providing safe care places special demands on their family. Evidence suggests that the majority of HCAIs in the hospital setting are preventable. How families maintain IPC practices in the home remains poorly understood. Nor is it apparent how children and families balance infection control with pursuing a normal childhood. Understanding how children, families, and professionals work together to achieve safe care is essential to grasp the complexity of these challenges.
CitationJournal of Hospital Infection, 2016, 93 (1), pp. 89-91
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