Fight against nosocomial infections

What is a health care-associated infection?

An infection is called "health care-associated" (or nosocomial) if acquired during care received during hospitalization in a health institution. This infection can be endogenous, the patient's own bacteria cause infection or exogenous infection is caused by bacteria acquired.

All patients do not incur the same risk, many factors come into play:
 Age (increased risk in the newborn and the elderly),
  A pre-existing disease,
  The type of intervention and care.


What does the clinic to fight against healthcare associated infections?

Within the institution, the Prevention of Infectious Risk Committee composed of a multidisciplinary team (Medical Health Officer, Public Health Nurse, doctors, biologist pharmacist, nursing staff, care setting) annually defines an action program to fight against healthcare associated infections. This program is deployed throughout the establishment, with the support of operational hygiene team.
Before surgery and during hospitalization, your doctor takes the time to educate yourself on the risk of infection associated with health care incurred based on care provided.

You can check the quality of care indicator.l'indicateur de qualité des soins.






content updated on 09/10/2015