Staff-developed infection prevention program decreases health care-associated infection rates in pediatric critical care

Yousef I. Aljeesh, Naeem Alkariri, Said Abusalem*, John A. Myers, Fawwaz Alaloul

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The health care team identified the causes of health care-associated infections (HAI) and developed interventions in a pediatric intensive care unit in Gaza. A quasi-experimental pretest-posttest design was used. All 26 full-time staff members in the pediatric intensive care unit participated. The HAI rate decreased significantly from the first to the second year following the implementation of the intervention (208 vs 120.55, odds ratio: 3.21, 95% confidence interval: 1.87-5.11; P < .001).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-76
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Nursing Care Quality
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 11 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Hai prevention
  • Health care associated infections
  • Infection control
  • Pediatric icu

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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