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A framework for preventing healthcare-associated infection in neonates and children in South Africa

dc.contributor.authorDramowski, Angelaen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorCotton, M. F.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorWhitelaw, A.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-27T06:39:41Z
dc.date.available2018-11-27T06:39:41Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationDramowski, A., Cotton, M. F. & Whitelaw, A. 2017. A framework for preventing healthcare-associated infection in neonates and children in South Africa. South African Medical Journal, 107(3):192-195, doi:10.7196/SAMJ.2017.v107i3.12035
dc.identifier.issn2078-5135 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0256-9574 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.7196/SAMJ.2017.v107i3.12035
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/104731
dc.descriptionCITATION: Dramowski, A., Cotton, M. F. & Whitelaw, A. 2017. A framework for preventing healthcare-associated infection in neonates and children in South Africa. South African Medical Journal, 107(3):192-195, doi:10.7196/SAMJ.2017.v107i3.12035.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.samj.org.za
dc.description.abstractHealthcare-associated infection (HAI) is a frequent and serious complication affecting 4 - 8% of hospitalised children and neonates in high-income countries. The burden of HAI in South African (SA) paediatric and neonatal wards is substantial but underappreciated, owing to a lack of HAI surveillance and reporting. Maternal and child health and infection prevention are priority areas for healthcare quality improvement in the National Core Standards programme. Despite increasing recognition in SA, infection prevention efforts targeting hospitalised children and neonates are hampered by health system, institutional and individual patient factors. To ensure safe healthcare delivery to children, a co-ordinated HAI prevention strategy should promote development of infection prevention norms and policies, education, patient safety advocacy, healthcare infrastructure, surveillance and research. We present a framework for SA to develop and expand HAI prevention in hospitalised neonates and children.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://www.samj.org.za/index.php/samj/article/view/11817
dc.format.extent4 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherHealth & Medical Publishing Group
dc.subjectHealthcare-associated infection -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectNosocomial infections -- Preventionen_ZA
dc.subjectNewborn infants -- Diseases -- Preventionen_ZA
dc.subjectChildren -- Diseases -- Preventionen_ZA
dc.subjectNewborn infants -- Hospital care -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectChildren -- Hospital care -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.titleA framework for preventing healthcare-associated infection in neonates and children in South Africaen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's version
dc.rights.holderHealth & Medical Publishing Group


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