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INTRODUCTION Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus remains one of the principal resistant pathogens causing serious healthcareassociated infections. The objective of this study was to control… (More)
Like the majority of nosocomial infections, catheter associated urinary infection (CAUTI) causes an increase in morbidity, mortality, costs and antibiotics consumption.
The environment hygiene (EH) is a basic measure in the prevention of healthcare associated infection. Until recently there was no methodologies that evidenced the cleanness of the environment, but… (More)
MRSA remains one of the principal resistant pathogens causing serious healthcare-associated and community-onset infections . This agent is associated with increased morbidity, mortality risk and… (More)
Portugal has high rates of healthcare associated infection and antimicrobial resistance. In February of 2013 the National Program on Prevention and Infection Control and Antimicrobial Resistance… (More)
There was a significant shift in healthcare delivery from the acute, inpatient hospital setting to a variety of ambulatory and community-based settings. This transition of healthcare has demonstrated… (More)
The hand hygiene is the most important practice to prevent healthcare associated infection. Portugal joined the WHO “SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands” campaign in October 2008, having developed a… (More)
Scientific evidence shows that hand hygiene is an easy and efficient practice in the reduction of healthcare associated infection, contributing to a decrease in morbidity and mortality. World Health… (More)