Environmental Biodecontamination: When a Procedure Performed by the Nursing Staff has an Economic Impact in ICU Rooms

Nosocomial infections are among the most frequent causes of morbidity and mortality in the hospital environment accounting for a 5-10% increased risk of infection, and a ten-fold further increase in critical care departments, such as in the ICU, where invasive, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are more frequent, and where patients receiving immunosuppressive therapies are more vulnerable.


The transmission of hospital-acquired infections (HAI) most commonly occurs by means of healthcare workers coming into contact with contaminated surfaces or patients during routine care and the lack of/or poor implementation of hygiene procedures.


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