Infection prevention and control practices in children's hospitals.

TitleInfection prevention and control practices in children's hospitals.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsBender JM, Virgallito M, Newland JG, Sammons JS, Thorell EA, Coffin SE, Pavia AT, Sandora TJ, Hersh AL
JournalInfect Control Hosp Epidemiol
Volume36
Issue5
Pagination597-600
Date Published05/2015
ISSN1559-6834
Abstract

We surveyed hospital epidemiologists at 28 Children's Hospital Association member hospitals regarding their infection prevention and control programs. We found substantial variability between children's hospitals in both the structure and the practice of these programs. Research and the development of evidence-based guidelines addressing infection prevention in pediatrics are needed.

DOI10.1017/ice.2015.23
Alternate JournalInfect Control Hosp Epidemiol
PubMed ID25666492
Grant ListK12 HD052954-08 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States