Healthcare-associated infections in a newly opened pediatric intensive care unit in Turkey: Results of four-year surveillance


Atici S., Soysal A., KEPENEKLİ KADAYİFCİ E. , Karaaslan A., Akkoc G., YAKUT N. , ...More

JOURNAL OF INFECTION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, vol.10, no.3, pp.254-259, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.3855/jidc.7517
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF INFECTION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
  • Page Numbers: pp.254-259
  • Keywords: antibiotic susceptibility patterns, healthcare-associated infections, newly opened pediatric intensive care unit, POINT-PREVALENCE SURVEY, NOSOCOMIAL INFECTIONS, HOSPITALS, STATES

Abstract

Introduction: Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are important causes of morbidity and mortality, especially in critically ill patients in intensive care units. The aim of this study was to assess the rate and distribution of HAIs, pathogens, and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns in a newly opened pediatric intensive care unit (PICU).