Proper hand hygiene can prevent sepsis
In Europe, about 80 000 hospitalised patients are estimated to have at least one healthcare-associated infection on any given day. Proper cleaning of the hands, using antiseptic fluid, remains the single most effective way for hospital staff to prevent infections that can lead to sepsis.
Incidence and attributable mortality of healthcare-associated infections in intensive care units in Europe, 2008-2012
This report provides a comprehensive update of the epidemiology of pneumonia, bloodstream infections and urinary tract infections European ICUs as well as important reference data for European ICUs performing surveillance of ICU-acquired infections.