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Infection Control in the ICU

Infection control in the ICU is paramount due to the vulnerability of critically ill patients to healthcare-associated infections. Strict adherence to hand hygiene protocols is fundamental in preventing the transmission of pathogens between patients and healthcare workers. Utilizing personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, gowns, and masks reduces the risk of cross-contamination. Regular environmental cleaning and disinfection of surfaces and equipment help mitigate the spread of infectious agents. Implementing isolation precautions for patients with known or suspected infections aids in containing outbreaks within the ICU. Routine surveillance of healthcare-associated infections allows for early detection and prompt intervention. Proper management of invasive devices such as catheters and ventilators reduces the risk of device-related infections. Continuous evaluation and adjustment of infection control protocols based on surveillance data and emerging evidence ensure optimal patient safety in the ICU.

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Dr. Raghunandan Nayani
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Dr. Raghunandan Nayani

Chief Intensivist Sree Siddhartha Institute of Medical Science Hospital & Research Centre, Tumkur

Dr. Raghunandan Nayani is currently working as  Anesthesiologist & Chief of ICU, Aruna Hospitals, Tumkur. After MBBS, he completed a Fellowship in Critical care Medicine offered by Medvarsity. With the clinical expertise he gained he handles multiple areas as Intensivist like insertion and management of Arterial, Central venous and Pulmonary arterial lines/catheters. Central venous pressure monitoring, Ventilation therapy, Thoracentesis management, assess patients for Aldretes scoring and transfer patients to wards. He presented papers internationally on  Telemedicine

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Infection control in the ICU is paramount due to the vulnerability of critically ill patients to healthcare-associated infections. Strict adherence to hand hygiene protocols is fundamental in preventing the transmission of pathogens between patients and healthcare workers. Utilizing personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, gowns, and masks reduces the risk of cross-contamination. Regular environmental cleaning and disinfection of surfaces and equipment help mitigate the spread of infectious agents. Implementing isolation precautions for patients with known or suspected infections aids in containing outbreaks within the ICU. Routine surveillance of healthcare-associated infections allows for early detection and prompt intervention. Proper management of invasive devices such as catheters and ventilators reduces the risk of device-related infections. Continuous evaluation and adjustment of infection control protocols based on surveillance data and emerging evidence ensure optimal patient safety in the ICU.