Infection control practices in U.S. burn units.

  title={Infection control practices in U.S. burn units.},
  author={Amanda E Hodle and Kimber P Richter and Rosie M Thompson},
  journal={Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association},
  volume={27 2},
The purpose of this study was to determine infection control procedures most commonly used in burn units in the United States. We used two data collection formats: a brief quantitative survey and a brief qualitative interview. Our response rate was 75% (104/139). We found wide variability in general infection control practices as well as in wound care practices in intensive care units. The majority of units reported having written infection control guidelines specific to the burn unit… CONTINUE READING


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