Strategies for prevention of health care-associated infections in the NICU

Richard A. Polin, Susan Denson, Michael T. Brady, Lu Ann Papile, Jill E. Baley, Waldemar A. Carlo, James J. Cummings, Praveen Kumar, Rosemarie C. Tan, Kristi L. Watterberg, Carrie L. Byington, H. Dele Davies, Kathryn M. Edwards, Mary P. Glode, Mary Anne Jackson, Harry L. Keyserling, Yvonne A. Maldonado, Dennis L Murray, Walter A. Orenstein, Gordon E. SchutzeRodney E. Willoughby, Theoklis E. Zaoutis

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Abstract

Health care-associated infections in the NICU result in increased morbidity and mortality, prolonged lengths of stay, and increased medical costs. Neonates are at high risk of acquiring health care- associated infections because of impaired host-defense mechanisms, limited amounts of protective endogenous flora on skin and mucosal surfaces at time of birth, reduced barrier function of their skin, use of invasive procedures and devices, and frequent exposure to broadspectrum antibiotic agents. This clinical report reviews management and prevention of health care-associated infections in newborn infants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e1085-e1093
JournalPediatrics
Volume129
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2012

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Cross Infection
Newborn Infant
Skin
Length of Stay
Parturition
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Morbidity
Costs and Cost Analysis
Equipment and Supplies
Mortality

Keywords

  • Antibiotics
  • Health care-associated infection
  • NICU
  • Neonatal icu
  • Neonate
  • Newborn
  • Nosocomial infection

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Polin, R. A., Denson, S., Brady, M. T., Papile, L. A., Baley, J. E., Carlo, W. A., ... Zaoutis, T. E. (2012). Strategies for prevention of health care-associated infections in the NICU. Pediatrics, 129(4), e1085-e1093. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2012-0145

Strategies for prevention of health care-associated infections in the NICU. / Polin, Richard A.; Denson, Susan; Brady, Michael T.; Papile, Lu Ann; Baley, Jill E.; Carlo, Waldemar A.; Cummings, James J.; Kumar, Praveen; Tan, Rosemarie C.; Watterberg, Kristi L.; Byington, Carrie L.; Davies, H. Dele; Edwards, Kathryn M.; Glode, Mary P.; Jackson, Mary Anne; Keyserling, Harry L.; Maldonado, Yvonne A.; Murray, Dennis L; Orenstein, Walter A.; Schutze, Gordon E.; Willoughby, Rodney E.; Zaoutis, Theoklis E.

In: Pediatrics, Vol. 129, No. 4, 04.2012, p. e1085-e1093.

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Polin, RA, Denson, S, Brady, MT, Papile, LA, Baley, JE, Carlo, WA, Cummings, JJ, Kumar, P, Tan, RC, Watterberg, KL, Byington, CL, Davies, HD, Edwards, KM, Glode, MP, Jackson, MA, Keyserling, HL, Maldonado, YA, Murray, DL, Orenstein, WA, Schutze, GE, Willoughby, RE & Zaoutis, TE 2012, 'Strategies for prevention of health care-associated infections in the NICU', Pediatrics, vol. 129, no. 4, pp. e1085-e1093. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2012-0145
Polin RA, Denson S, Brady MT, Papile LA, Baley JE, Carlo WA et al. Strategies for prevention of health care-associated infections in the NICU. Pediatrics. 2012 Apr;129(4):e1085-e1093. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2012-0145
Polin, Richard A. ; Denson, Susan ; Brady, Michael T. ; Papile, Lu Ann ; Baley, Jill E. ; Carlo, Waldemar A. ; Cummings, James J. ; Kumar, Praveen ; Tan, Rosemarie C. ; Watterberg, Kristi L. ; Byington, Carrie L. ; Davies, H. Dele ; Edwards, Kathryn M. ; Glode, Mary P. ; Jackson, Mary Anne ; Keyserling, Harry L. ; Maldonado, Yvonne A. ; Murray, Dennis L ; Orenstein, Walter A. ; Schutze, Gordon E. ; Willoughby, Rodney E. ; Zaoutis, Theoklis E. / Strategies for prevention of health care-associated infections in the NICU. In: Pediatrics. 2012 ; Vol. 129, No. 4. pp. e1085-e1093.
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