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Outbreak of gram-negative septicaemia caused by contaminated continuous infusions prepared in a non-clinical area.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9261758     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
An outbreak of Gram-negative septicaemia due to cross infection on an acute cardiology ward is reported. This outbreak was facilitated by two factors: first, an area originally designed for non-clinical purposes was converted into a clean utility area without consulting the infection control team, and second, changes in staff had taken place at the same time. This outbreak emphasizes the importance of continuous staff training in infection control, the involvement of the infection control team in all building alterations and the need to improve recommendations by the Department of Health in the design of clean utility areas.
Authors:
R J Koerner; S Morgan; M Ford; K E Orr; J M McComb; F K Gould
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of hospital infection     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0195-6701     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Hosp. Infect.     Publication Date:  1997 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-09-25     Completed Date:  1997-09-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8007166     Medline TA:  J Hosp Infect     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  285-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Microbiology, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Cardiology
Cross Infection / epidemiology*,  etiology,  prevention & control
Disease Outbreaks*
Enterobacter cloacae / isolation & purification*
Enterobacteriaceae Infections / epidemiology*,  etiology,  prevention & control
Equipment Contamination
Great Britain / epidemiology
Hospital Units
Humans
Infection Control / standards
Infusions, Intravenous / adverse effects,  instrumentation
Sepsis / epidemiology*,  etiology

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