Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorReilly, Meganen_US
dc.contributor.authorNoy, Deniseen_US
dc.contributor.authorCreedy, Debraen_US
dc.contributor.authorMoyle, Wendyen_US
dc.contributor.editorNatalie Spearingen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T10:39:00Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T10:39:00Z
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.date.modified2013-07-30T23:28:18Z
dc.identifier.issn13299360en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1071/HI01111en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/4080
dc.description.abstractAccording to overseas studies, there is a high rate of infection in aged care facilities, but little is known about the causes of infection in the Australian context. Demographic data indicate that the elderly occupy an increasing proportion of the total population and there is increasing demand for aged care facilities. There is therefore an important need to address issues related to the development of infections in the institutionalised aged, a population particularly vulnerable to infection by virtue of the many physiological changes and other factors associated with the aging process. Through a review of the literature, this paper provides an overview of factors that influence the likelihood of health care associated infections in the institutionalised aged, and outlines practical strategies for the prevention and control of infection. The review highlights the need for further research and recommends attention to funding and staffing levels, formation of infection control committees, implementation of surveillance programmes, development of policies and procedures and ongoing staff education.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherPercival Publishingen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom111en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto118en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Infection Controlen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume6en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321106en_US
dc.titleInfection in residential aged care facilitiesen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwiferyen_US
gro.date.issued2001
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


Files in this item

FilesSizeFormatView

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • Journal articles
    Contains articles published by Griffith authors in scholarly journals.

Show simple item record