Peer Reviewed

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Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2005

Keywords

Cross Infection, Hospital Design and Construction, Humans, Infection Control, Intensive Care Units, Ireland

Comments

The original article is available at imj.ie

Abstract

There is a severe, ongoing shortage of intensive care (ICU) unit beds in Ireland, as recently outlined.1 This needs to be addressed to ensure that patients who need admission to ICU can be admitted as the need arises and are not prematurely discharged due to pressure on beds. Adequate bed numbers and appropriate staffng will also help to ensure that ICU-acquired infection is minimised.

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

Citation

Humphreys H, Moriarty J. Upgrading Intensive Care Units - Getting the Design Right Prevents Infection. Irish Medical Journal. 2005;(1)5.

PubMed ID

15782722

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