Implementing sound, rational infection control practices in home care has been challenging since guidelines, standards, and most references have been developed for the acute care setting.
This article provides guidance for adapting appropriate infection control interventions for patient care practices to the home care setting.
Such practices include handwashing, home infusion therapy, respiratory care, wound care, urinary tract care, and isolation precautions.
Assessment of the home care environment, cleaning and reprocessing of equipment, surveillance, implications for occupational health, and program design are also discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Infection nosocomiale, Homme, Prévention, Soin, A domicile, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Personnel sanitaire, Infirmier, Pratique professionnelle, Recommandation, Article synthèse
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nosocomial infection, Human, Prevention, Care, At home, United States, North America, America, Epidemiology, Health staff, Nurse, Professional practice, Recommendation, Review
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0301444
Code Inist : 002B05A02. Création : 16/11/1999.