Turkish Journal of
Cardiovascular Nursing
Review

Infection Control in Coronary Intensive Care Units: What Should I Know?

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Ege Üniversitesi, Hemşirelik Fakültesi, İç Hastalıkları Hemşireliği, İzmir, Türkiye

Turkish Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 2022; 13: 125-129
DOI: 10.5543/khd.2022.214380
Read: 320 Downloads: 58 Published: 22 December 2022

Coronary intensive care units are units established to monitor and treat patients with acute myocardial infarction in terms of arrhythmia. Today, however; these units do not only aim to monitor patients with acute myocardial infarction but rather serve as units where care is provided for dynamic and various diseases. With the wide variety of patients in coronary intensive care units, the risk of sedation complications and critical complications, pressure sores, venti lator -asso ciate d pneumonia, and other infections is high. In this context, healt hcare -asso ciate d infections are the most common types of infections. One of the most important points is that these infections, which cause high health costs, morbidity, mortality and loss of workforce, are preventable. In this review, infections that can be encountered in coronary intensive care units, what should be known about their control and interventions to be applied are included.

Cite this article as: Özer S, Ay A. Koroner yoğun bakım Ünitelerinde enfeksiyon kontrolü: neleri bilmeliyim? Turk J Cardiovasc Nurs 2022;13(32):125-129.

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