Impact of an Educational Intervention Implanted in a Neurological Intensive Care Unit on Rates of Infection Related to External Ventricular Drains

@inproceedings{Camacho2013ImpactOA,
  title={Impact of an Educational Intervention Implanted in a Neurological Intensive Care Unit on Rates of Infection Related to External Ventricular Drains},
  author={Eduardo Fernandes Camacho and {\'I}caro Boszczowski and Maristela Pinheiro Freire and Fernando C. Pinto and Tha{\'i}s Guimar{\~a}es and Manuel Jacobsen Teixeira and S{\'i}lvia Figueiredo Costa},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Studies on the implantation of care routines showed reduction on EVD catheter-related infections rates; however zero tolerance is difficult to be achieved. The objective of this study was to assess the impact of an educational intervention on the maximal reduction on rates of EVD-related infections. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS The quasi-experimental (before-after intervention) study occurred in two phases: pre-intervention, from April 2007 to July 2008, and intervention, from… CONTINUE READING
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