Approach to hospital acquired infection after spine surgery: A multimodal study perspective
Author(s): Dr. Suhasish Ray
Abstract: Hospital acquired infection is responsible for long hospital stays, increased cost, and mortality. Multimodal studies have focussed on 5 causative factors- urinary catheters, vascular lines, pulmonary functions, surgical procedures and hand hygiene as the main incriminating factors of hospital acquired infections and their means of control to reduce them. This monograph discusses the history of asepsis, the 5 basic causes, the solutions and guidelines proposed by different studies and authors to reduce hospital acquired infections. It was a retrospective observational study done at Level-3 surgical ICU at tertiary referral hospital.