Infection control and quality assurance of health services provided in ICU: Development of an ICU website

Marianna Diomidous, Paraskevi Ponirou, Zoi Mpizopoulou, Vaia Tzalera, Aggelos Mechili

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to examine the infections control methods in ICU as well as the issue of quality in health services provided, as they constitute an important quality assurance indicator. Moreover, nowadays the causes of Nosocomial infections are known and so do the measures for their control. There is a need however for an information resource that will promote specialized and general guidelines. The measures include the appropriate use of gloves, cleaning and disinfection of the ICU environment and hand washing which is the most important of all. Therefore an effort was made to develop an easy to navigate webpage with practical and comprehensible clinical guidelines. Additionally, it gives to all visitors the opportunity for further information research with the use of the included links. For the development of the web side existing clinical guide lines were scrutinizes as well as studies that concern the effectiveness of the measures mentioned and for the identification of quality assurance criteria.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformatics, Management and Technology in Healthcare
Pages249-251
Number of pages3
Volume190
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventInternational Conference on Informatics, Management, and Technology in Healthcare, ICIMTH 2013 - Athens, Greece
Duration: 5 Jul 20137 Jul 2013

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Informatics, Management, and Technology in Healthcare, ICIMTH 2013
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period5/07/137/07/13

Keywords

  • clinical guidelines
  • ICU infections
  • Nosocomial infections
  • quality
  • webpage development

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    Diomidous, M., Ponirou, P., Mpizopoulou, Z., Tzalera, V., & Mechili, A. (2013). Infection control and quality assurance of health services provided in ICU: Development of an ICU website. In Informatics, Management and Technology in Healthcare (Vol. 190, pp. 249-251) https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-276-9-249