Nosocomial infections can be controlled by practicing infection control programs keep check on antimicrobial use and its resistance adopting antibiotic control policy efficient surveillance system can play its part at national and international level efforts are required by all stakeholders to prevent and control nosocomial infections. Nosocomial infections continue to be significant causes of morbidity mortality and added costs in the health care setting half of all life threatening nosocomial bloodstream infections and pneumonias occur in intensive care units icus despite icus representing only 15 to 20 of all hospital be infection control and the prevention of nosocomial infections in the intensive care unit . 125 other nosocomial infections 6 13 microorganisms 6 131 bacteria 6 132 viruses 6 133 parasites and fungi 7 14 reservoirs and transmission 7 chapter ii infection control programmes 9 21 national or regional programmes 9 22 hospital programmes 9 221 infection control committee 9 222 infection control professionals infection . Nosocomial infections cause significant morbidity and mortality in patients this means that implementing infection management policies and suitable hygiene measures to keep hospitals and patient areas clean is an absolute imperative in some cases replacing reusable products with single use products helps to keep infection rates down. The fourth edition of wenzels prevention and control of nosocomial infections is an excellent textbook written by authoritative authors the areas that it covers are covered well and each discussion leaves the reader with a true grasp of the issues
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