Can Hygienic Measures Prevent Pneumonia?
Several sources of infection for pneumonia, both endogenous and exogenous, have been implicated in ventilated patients. Colonized or contaminated hands and/or gloves, inadequately disinfected/sterilized devices, and contaminated water/solutions have all been found to be associated with the contamination of respiratory equipment and subsequent aspiration or inhalation of bacteria into the lower respiratory tract . Most of the available evidence has come from outbreak investigations.
KeywordsNosocomial Pneumonia Acinetobacter Calcoaceticus Infect Control Hosp Anaesthetic Equipment Intensive Care Unit Infection
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