Screening and contact precautions – a survey on infection control measures for multidrug-resistant bacteria in German university hospitals

  • To assess the scope of infection control measures for multidrug-resistant bacteria in high-risk settings, a survey among university hospitals was conducted. Fourteen professionals from 8 sites participated. Reported policies varied largely with respect to the types of wards conducting screening, sample types used for screening and implementation of contact precautions. This variability among sites highlights the need for an evidence-based consensus of current infection control policies.

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Author:Lena Maria Biehl, Hartmut BertzORCiDGND, Johannes Bogner, Ute-Helke Dobermann, Johanna KesselGND, Carolin Krämer, Sebastian Lemmen, Marie von Lilienfeld-Toal, Silke Peter, Mathias Wilhelm Rudolf PletzORCiDGND, Holger Rohde, Stefan Schmiedel, Sören Schubert, Andrew Ullmann, Gerd Fätkenheuer, Maria J. G. T. VehreschildORCiDGND
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Parent Title (English):Antimicrobial resistance and infection control
Publisher:Biomed Central
Place of publication:London
Document Type:Article
Year of Completion:2017
Date of first Publication:2017/04/13
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2018/01/02
Tag:Colonisation; Contact precautions; Infection control; Multidrug-resistant bacteria
Issue:Art. 37
Page Number:5
First Page:1
Last Page:5
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Institutes:Medizin / Medizin
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 61 Medizin und Gesundheit / 610 Medizin und Gesundheit
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 4.0