Nosocomial infections & antimicrobial resistance: Global challenges and strategies

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Κατεύθυνση Σχεδιασμός και Διοίκηση Υπηρεσιών Υγείας
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Trizeli Panagiota
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Μαρία Καντζανού, Επίκουρη Καθηγήτρια, Τμήμα Ιατρικής, ΕΚΠΑ, Επιβλέπουσα
Ιωάννης Τούντας, Καθηγητής, Τμήμα Ιατρικής, ΕΚΠΑ
Κυριάκος Σουλιώτης, Αναπληρωτής Καθηγητής, Τμήμα Κοινωνικής και Εκπαιδευτικής Πολιτικής, Πανεπιστήμιο Πελοποννήσου
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Νοσοκομειακές λοιμώξεις & μικροβιακή αντοχή: Προκλήσεις & στρατηγικές αντιμετώπισης σε παγκόσμιο επίπεδο
Translated title:
Nosocomial infections & antimicrobial resistance: Global challenges and strategies
Nosocomial infections are a very important and modern problem that concerns health professionals more and more. Healthcare personnel are required to identify and detect these infections, which are the result of the host interacting with the infectious agent. The prevalence of resistant microorganisms is mainly due to the reckless use of antibiotics which often leads to relapse of patients' underlying diseases. Health professionals play a key role in limiting their spread by adhering to international hygiene and care protocols. Due to the global problem of antimicrobial resistance, international strategies have been devised to address it. Current epidemiological data demonstrate the high incidence rates of nosocomial infections, their classification, their effects on patient health, and the factors that influence their growth. The main nosocomial infections that occupy the medical field are urinary tract infections, bacteremias, surgical field infections and nosocomial pneumonia. Antimicrobial resistance and in particular the use of appropriate antimicrobials, as well as antibiotic control policies, are essential units of this diploma.
work. In addition, the geographical distribution on the world map of the prevalence of nosocomial infections reflects the extent of the phenomenon of antimicrobial resistance by selecting pathogens that are highly resistant to certain classes of antibiotics. Here are some key pointers in moving forward with the prevention of nosocomial infections. Finally, the prevention of antimicrobial resistance is the best treatment for achieving the goals of a global action plan.
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Health Sciences
Microbial resistance, In-hospital infection, Antimicrobial resistance, Global action plan, National action plan
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