Proactive prevention of hospital infections

Hannu Salmela, Seppo Enbom, Kimmo Heinonen, Tapio Kalliohaka, Inga Mattila, Satu Salo, Gun Wirtanen

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Abstract

Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are a global, lethal and costly problem. In Europe, HAIs occur in 7.1% of all patients resulting in 37,000 deaths and 7 billion euros in direct costs each year [1]. Current infection precautions emphasise hand hygiene, aseptic work practises and isolation of infected patients, but recent studies [2, 3, 4,] imply that the cleanliness of hospital surfaces and indoor air are also critical factors in the battle against infectious pathogens and fast-spreading epidemics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch highlights in safety and security
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Pages20-21
ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-8130-6
ISBN (Print)978-951-38-8129-0
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

Publication series

SeriesVTT Research Highlights
Number10
ISSN2242-1173

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Patient Isolation
Hand Hygiene
Cross Infection
Air
Costs and Cost Analysis
Infection

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Salmela, H., Enbom, S., Heinonen, K., Kalliohaka, T., Mattila, I., Salo, S., & Wirtanen, G. (2013). Proactive prevention of hospital infections. In Research highlights in safety and security (pp. 20-21). Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Research Highlights, No. 10
Salmela, Hannu ; Enbom, Seppo ; Heinonen, Kimmo ; Kalliohaka, Tapio ; Mattila, Inga ; Salo, Satu ; Wirtanen, Gun. / Proactive prevention of hospital infections. Research highlights in safety and security. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2013. pp. 20-21 (VTT Research Highlights; No. 10).
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Salmela, H, Enbom, S, Heinonen, K, Kalliohaka, T, Mattila, I, Salo, S & Wirtanen, G 2013, Proactive prevention of hospital infections. in Research highlights in safety and security. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo, VTT Research Highlights, no. 10, pp. 20-21.

Proactive prevention of hospital infections. / Salmela, Hannu; Enbom, Seppo; Heinonen, Kimmo; Kalliohaka, Tapio; Mattila, Inga; Salo, Satu; Wirtanen, Gun.

Research highlights in safety and security. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2013. p. 20-21 (VTT Research Highlights; No. 10).

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