Introduction of laboratory based ward liaison surveillance of hospital infection into six district general hospitals.
A previous study demonstrated that laboratory based ward liaison surveillance (LBWLS) of hospital infection was an effective and efficient method.
The method involved the follow-up of positive microbiology reports by the review of patient records and liaison with ward nursing star to consider whether any patients had infection.
Here we report the introduction of LBWLS into six district general hospitals to determine whether it is feasible to use this method on an everyday basis.
The time required for data collection was assessed and the method was compared with a reference method in one hospital to check its ability to detect infections.
To assess reproducibility two infection control nurses (ICNs) performed LBWLS independently, but concurrently, for 5 weeks.
Mots-clés Pascal : Contrôle microbiologique, Méthode, Infection, Dépistage, Prévention, Homme, Surveillance sanitaire, Hôpital, Service hospitalier, Reproductibilité, Infection nosocomiale, Epidémiologie, Hygiène
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Microbiological testing, Method, Infection, Medical screening, Prevention, Human, Sanitary surveillance, Hospital, Hospital ward, Reproducibility, Epidemiology, Hygiene
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Cote : 94-0150141
Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 199406.