The term nosocomial disease refers to any disease caught during a stay in a health care facility and suspected to have been acquired in this facility. The causes of the disease are usually infectious, and side-effects of bacteria or an infectious virus
spread by another patient at the hospital. But contamination may also be spread by a person who frequents the hospital (nursing
staff, visitor), or by improperly sterilized medical equipment. It is considered a nosocomial infection
if it appears at least after 48 hours after hospitalization. This period is 30 days long if the infection
occurs at the area operated on during surgery, and a year when installing equipment, such as orthopedic
prosthesis, cardiac valve stent ... Although important hygiene
measures are implemented, nosocomial infections
are common in France.
Published by Jeff
Latest update on December 11, 2013 at 03:42 AM by Jeff.