Merhaba Misafir

Impact of effective management of hospital acquired infections in ensuring patient safety: A systematic review of the literature


A culture of safety and the prevention of health care associated infections are among important issues in health care quality and patient safety. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of prevention strategies for eliminating hospital acquired infections, with a focus on ensuring patient safety. Systematic review of the literature reporting the factors essential for effective prevention of hospital acquired infections. Literature compilation was carried out between 9 April and 16 April. Keywords under the search criteria were entered to databases such as PubMed/ Medline to find relevant resources published between 2008 and 2018. Among 40 articles identified in the literature search, 6 articles were included in this review. Implementation of the fundamental infection monitoring, prevention and control of recommendations for all hospitals will assist to enhance the control of infection rates and development of patient safety programs. Transparency and frequent evaluation of the effectiveness and proper training of health professionals, as well as institutional packages and guidelines have been identified as crucial factors contributing to the prevention of health associated infections and patient safety. Health care manager has to focus on improving infection control practices, such as an active learning collaboration, to improve patient safety. Guidelines and comprehensive care quality improvement programs should be prepared and effectively applied in order to prevent Hospital Acquired Infections and to improve patient safety.

Yayınlandığı Kaynak : EKEV Akademi Dergisi
  • Yıl : 2019
  • DOI : 10.17753/Ekev1058
  • Cilt : 23
  • ISSN : 1301-6229
  • Sayı : 77
  • eISSN : 2148-0710
  • Sayfa Aralığı : 245-254
  • IO Kayıt No : 91526
  • Yayıncı : EKEV Yayınevi