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Intensive care unit design and environmental factors in the acquisition of infection



Intensive care unit design and environmental factors in the acquisition of infection



Journal of Hospital Infection 45(4): 255-262



Factors contributing to infections acquired from the intensive care units (ICU) of hospitals are discussed. Common pathogens include methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Serratia marcescens Acinetobacter baumannii, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, Candida albicans and vancomycin-resistant enterococci. Design guidelines, including plan of the ICU, ventilation, utility and storage, finishes of the flooring, walls, countertops and ceilings are also mentioned.

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PMID: 10981659

DOI: 10.1053/jhin.2000.0768


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