The subculture of care and care-related infections: Invited paper to Occupational Risk Prevention Conference 2014
2014 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
In Sweden, 10% of all hospitalised patients acquire a care-related infection; between 25 - 35000 patients annually are severely injured due to medical mistakes and between 3000 and 4000 die from erroneous procedures or acquired infections. In a study of the risk of care-related infections in an institution of special accommodation for the aged, journal data and participant observation showed a low level of infection risk, but the risk levels varied significantly between wards and the understanding of hygiene routines varied between staff. It is suggested that hygiene routines be taught as a technical professional skill for physicians, nurses and nursing aides alike.
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Engineering and Technology Other Medical Sciences not elsewhere specified
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-157801OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-157801DiVA: diva2:772164
Occupational Risk Prevention Conference 2014 (ORP 2014); Zaragoza, Spain, 21-23 May, 2014
QC 201501282014-12-162014-12-162015-01-28Bibliographically approved