Dedicada a la Infección Nosocomial, efectos adversos de medicamentos, efectos adversos postanestésicos, etc.


Sistema para la vigilancia, prevención y control de las infecciones relacionadas con la atención sanitaria en hospitales


Sistema para la vigilancia, prevención y control de las infecciones relacionadas con la atención sanitaria en hospitales.

Norma UNE 179006 publicada por AENOR en abril-13 y en la que han colaborado en su elaboración SOCINORTE y la Sociedad Española de Medicina Preventiva, Salud Pública e Higiene.

Esta norma establece los requisitos que debe cumplir un sistema para la vigilancia, prevención y control de las infecciones relacionadas con la atención sanitaria (IRAS), sirviendo de guía a los hospitales para llevar a cabo una política sobre la vigilancia, prevención y control de la infección y conseguir los objetivos establecidos por la organización en este ámbito.

Esta norma se aplica a hospitales, que deseen:

a) implementar, mantener, documentar y mejorar la efectividad del control de las infecciones, para prevenir las IRAS;
b) verificar la conformidad con los requisitos de esta norma para informar a los clientes y autoridades;
c) establecer un sistema de autoevaluación.


CDC/NHSN Surveillance Definition of Healthcare-Associated Infection and Criteria for Specific Types of Infections in the Acute Care Setting

This chapter contains the CDC/NHSN surveillance definition of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) and criteria for all specific types of HAI. Comments and reporting instructions that follow the site-specific criteria provide further explanation and are integral to the correct application of the criteria. This chapter also provides further required criteria for the specific infection types that constitute organ/space surgical site infections (SSI) (e.g., mediastinitis that may follow a coronary artery bypass graft, intra-abdominal abscess after colon surgery).

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The Effect of Contact Precautions on Healthcare Worker Activity in Acute Care Hospitals


Contact precautions were found to be associated with activities likely to reduce transmission of resistant pathogens, such as fewer visits and better hand hygiene at exit, while exposing patients on contact precautions to less HCW contact, less visitor contact, and potentially other unintended outcomes.

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Outcome competences for practitioners in infection prevention and control

Competences were first developed and published by the Infection Control Nurses Association (ICNA) in 2000, followed by the second edition in 2004. These competences provided an overarching framework to enable IPC practitioners to develop and enhance their knowledge and skills to increase the safety and quality of patient care. Taking into account the changes in healthcare delivery throughout the United Kingdom (UK), the current political and economic drivers around healthcare associated infection and the evolving nature and diversity of infection prevention and control teams, we are now delighted to present the new competences framework developed by the Infection Prevention Society (IPS) the successor organisation to the ICNA. This framework has also been aligned with NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework and Skills for Health, National Occupational Standards.

Outcome competences for practitioners in infection prevention and control Infection Prevention

Prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections

Following a referral from the Department of Health, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), in partnership with the Health Protection Agency (HPA), have developed this quality improvement guide. The guide offers advice on management or organisational actions to prevent and control healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) in secondary care settings.

The guide is aimed at board members working in (or with) secondary care. It may also be of use to senior managers, those working elsewhere in the NHS, as well as those working in local authorities and the wider public, private, voluntary and community sectors.

In producing this guide, NICE and the HPA have assumed that all secondary care settings are compliant with the current code of practice on preventing and controlling infections[1].
The guide aims to help build on advice given in the code and elsewhere to improve the quality of care and practice in these areas over and above current standards. Taken together, the quality improvement statements contained in this guide describe excellence in care and practice to prevent and control HCAIs. Examples of evidence and other data to demonstrate progress against each statement are provided.

NICE and the HPA recognise that a range of factors associated with infection prevention and control have the potential to impact on health inequalities (for example, in relation to age, ethnicity, gender and disability). However, the relative impact of different factors will vary for different organisations. NICE and the HPA expect trusts and other secondary care organisations to consider local issues in relation to health inequalities when implementing this guide.

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