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Infections nosocomiales en médecine ambulatoire: importance et prévention [Importance and prevention of nosocomial infections in the outpatient setting]
Revue Médicale Suisse
The concept of nosocomial infections (or healthcare-related infections) applies to the outpatients clinics. However, data are scarce and imprecise in this setting compared with hospitals. The choice of preventive measures is therefore difficult. A lower risk in the outpatient facilities does not justify the complete implementation of hospital precautions. The latter can nevertheless be adapted since infection may be acquired during an ambulatory consultation through the same mechanisms as in hospitals. We propose a preventive strategy derived from standard precautions to be applied in every case, transmission-based precautions that are more rarely needed, and asepsis in case of invasive procedure.
Ambulatory Care, Cross Infection/prevention & control, Humans, Infection Control/methods
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