Infections in a coronary care unit.

  title={Infections in a coronary care unit.},
  author={W A Schandorf and Richard W Brown and Mark Sands and David Hosmer},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  volume={56 12},
All infections in patients in an active coronary care unit (CCU) over a 3-year period were analyzed to ascertain rates, outcomes, pathogens and sites of infections. Standard surveillance methods and definitions of the Center for Disease Control were used. A total of 236 infections were documented in 200 infected patients. Infection rates were 5 and 2% for… CONTINUE READING