Gowning does not affect colonization or infection rates in a neonatal intensive care unit.
To study the effect of gowning in a neonatal intensive care unit on colonization patterns, necrotizing enterocolitis, respiratory syncytial virus and other infections, mortality, and traffic and handwashing patterns.
Alternate 2-month gowning and no-gowning cycles were established in a 24-bed level III neonatal intensive care unit for 8 months, with respiratory site, umbilical, and stool surveillance cultures done weekly on all patients.
Traffic flow and handwashing compliance were evaluated by direct observation.
Demographic data did not differ between periods.
There were no significant differences between the gowning and no-gowning periods in the rates of bacterial colonization, any type of infection, or mortality.
Mots-clés Pascal : Unité soin intensif, Pédiatrie, Prévention, Epidémiologie, Lavage, Main, Vêtement protection, Evaluation, Equipement sanitaire, Infection nosocomiale, Service hospitalier
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Intensive care unit, Pediatrics, Prevention, Epidemiology, Washing, Hand, Safety clothing, Evaluation, Sanitary equipment, Hospital ward
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0008389
Code Inist : 002B30A03C. Création : 09/06/1995.