Specific Nosocomial Infections (UTI, Wound/Incision, Pneumonia, Sepsis)

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Leadership Development Plan For Specific Nosocomial Infections (UTI, Wound/Incision, Pneumonia, Sepsis) Name Nursing Instructor Date I. Background and Significance of the Issue 1.1 Literature related to the issue Nosocomial infections (Hospital acquired infections) are a great challenge in the health care system and are documented to occur 48 hours after admission to hospital or 48 hours after discharge from hospital.


Patient characteristics entail age, co-morbidities, severity of health status, and surgical and medical procedures. Hospital characteristics entail cross contamination, intensity of nursing care, and the extent to which the hospital adheres to the infection control program. Urinary tract infections, pneumonia, surgical wounds sepsis have been documented as the most common nosocomial infections and hence the prevalence of this research proposal (Hassan et al. 2010). 2. Accrediting or legislative bodies’ mandates/regulations The Hospital Infectious Disease Control Program accredited was accredited into law on January 2007. It required an appointment of a Healthcare Associated Infection Advisory Committee by the Department of Health Services. This team had the mandate of implementing a prevention and surveillance program. Hospitals were to implement procedures, policies that were aimed at preventing ventilator assisted pneumonia, and surgical sites infections as nosocomial infections (Halpin et al. 2011). 3. Professional organizations, standards/position statements Medical Facility Infection Control and Prevention Act is a standard that was signed into law in September 2008. ...
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