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IL FENOMENO DELLE I.C.A
(INFEZIONI CORRELATE ALL’ASSISTENZA)
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Le I.C.A. possono causare decessi e danni a pazienti e personale medico, oltre ad aumentare i costi di gestione delle strutture


Il fenomeno delle I.C.A. in Italia ha un’incidenza pari a circa il 7-8% sul totale dei ricoveri, per un totale di circa 700.000 casi/anno


Si stimano fino a 7.000 decessi/anno (1% del totale) dovuti alle I.C.A. (Fonte: ISTAT-Epicentro)


Per ogni infezione ospedaliera si stima un costo addizionale compreso tra 9.000 e 10.500€ (Fonte: Università Tor Vergata, 2017)


Uno studio pubblicato negli USA (2015) evidenzia come per alcune tipologie di I.C.A. si debbano affrontare costi molto più elevati (es. 66.000€ per un’infezione protesica in Ortopedia)


Il costo medio di un contenzioso legale legato alle I.C.A. è pari a 50.000€ (Marsh, 2014)


Il costo annuo per il SSN, relativo alle I.C.A, si aggira intorno ad 1 Miliardo di € (Fonte: SDO)

luglio, 2018 by J.Otter

Environmental decontamination 1: what is it and why is it important?
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Environmental decontamination refers to the process by which environmental contamination is reduced to a level that is not harmful to health. Decontamination of the environment can be achieved through…

luglio, 2018 by J.Otter

Environmental decontamination 1: what is it and why is it important?
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Environmental decontamination refers to the process by which environmental contamination is reduced to a level that is not harmful to health. Decontamination of the environment can be achieved through…

luglio, 2018 by J.Otter

Environmental decontamination 1: what is it and why is it important?
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Environmental decontamination refers to the process by which environmental contamination is reduced to a level that is not harmful to health. Decontamination of the environment can be achieved through…

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✎ PAPERS CLINICI A SUPPORTO DELLA TECNOLOGIA UVC NEI PROCESSI DI DECONTAMINAZIONE OSPEDALIERA✎
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Agosto, 2011 by Rutala

Are Room Decontamination Units Needed to Prevent Transmission of Environmental Pathogens
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Healthcare-associated infections remain an important source of morbidity and mortality, with an estimated 1.7 million infections and 99,000 deaths annually.. The major source of nosocomial pathogens is thought to be patients’ endogenous flora, but an estimated 20%–40% of healthcare-associated infections…

Gennaio, 2018 by Cohen

Association between HAIs and Exposure to previous occupants Infection control and Epidemiology
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More than 700,000 healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) occur in US hospitals each year These infections, considered to be largely preventable, accrue $28–45 billion annually in excess healthcare costs and are fatal …

Novembre 2007 by Rastogi

Disinfection of Acinetobacter baumannii-Contaminated Surfaces with UV-C Light
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The efficacy of ultraviolet C (UVC) light (100–280 nm) in the decontamination of three hospital-related surfaces, namely, unpainted/painted aluminum (bed railings), stainless steel (operatingtables), andscrubs (laboratory coats), was investigated. Acinetobacter baumannii…

Febbraio 2013 by Mahida

First UK evaluation of an automated UV-C room decontamination device
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The environment is increasingly recognized as an important reservoir for healthcare-associated infection (HCAI) pathogens especially meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), multi resistent acinetobacter (MRA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). Hand Hygiene…

2016 by Rutala

Microbial Load on Environmental Surfaces – Poster ID Week
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Disinfection of noncritical environmental surfaces in patient room and shared equipment is an essential component of an infection prevention program. Noncritical environmental surfaces and noncritical medical equipment surfaces may become contaminated with infectious agents and may contribute to cross-transmission directly or by leading to acquisition of transient hand carriage …

2010 by Nerandzic,

Research article of an automated ultraviolet radiation device for decontamination of Clostridium difficile and other healthcare-associated pathogens in hospital rooms
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Enveriomental surfaces may play an important role in transmission of healthcare-associeted pathogens…

Ottobre 2016 by Johanna Harvey

UV Light Disinfection Significantly Reduces Clostridium difficile Incidence
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NEW YORK (October 6, 2016) – Ultraviolet C light disinfection to clean unoccupied patient rooms significantly reduced C. difficile infections (CDI) in high-risk patients who later occupied those rooms, according to a study published today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal…

2012-2014 by VV.AA

UVC Study – The Benefits of Enhanced Terminal Room [BETR]
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The BETR-Disinfection study was performed over 28 months in 9 study hospitals from 4/2012 to 7/2014. Each hospital used four strategies for terminal room disinfection in a randomized sequence. Each strategy was used for 7month study arms, including a 1 month wash-in period. Two of these strategies used a UV-C emitting device. Standard cleaning involved the use of a quaternary ammonium (reference group A)…

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Agosto, 2011 by Rutala

Are Room Decontamination Units Needed to Prevent Transmission of Environmental Pathogens
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Healthcare-associated infections remain an important source of morbidity and mortality, with an estimated 1.7 million infections and 99,000 deaths annually.. The major source of nosocomial pathogens is thought to be patients’ endogenous flora, but an estimated 20%–40% of healthcare-associated infections…

Gennaio, 2018 by Cohen

Association between HAIs and Exposure to previous occupants Infection control and Epidemiology
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More than 700,000 healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) occur in US hospitals each year These infections, considered to be largely preventable, accrue $28–45 billion annually in excess healthcare costs and are fatal …

Novembre 2007 by Rastogi

Disinfection of Acinetobacter baumannii-Contaminated Surfaces with UV-C Light
Image is not available

The efficacy of ultraviolet C (UVC) light (100–280 nm) in the decontamination of three hospital-related surfaces, namely, unpainted/painted aluminum (bed railings), stainless steel (operatingtables), andscrubs (laboratory coats), was investigated. Acinetobacter baumannii…

Febbraio 2013 by Mahida

First UK evaluation of an automated UV-C room decontamination device
Image is not available

The environment is increasingly recognized as an important reservoir for healthcare-associated infection (HCAI) pathogens especially meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), multi resistent acinetobacter (MRA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). Hand Hygiene…

2016 by Rutala

Microbial Load on Environmental Surfaces – Poster ID Week
Image is not available

Disinfection of noncritical environmental surfaces in patient room and shared equipment is an essential component of an infection prevention program. Noncritical environmental surfaces and noncritical medical equipment surfaces may become contaminated with infectious agents and may contribute to cross-transmission directly or by leading to acquisition of transient hand carriage …

2010 by Nerandzic,

Research article of an automated ultraviolet radiation device for decontamination of Clostridium difficile and other healthcare-associated pathogens in hospital rooms
Image is not available

Enveriomental surfaces may play an important role in transmission of healthcare-associeted pathogens…

Ottobre 2016 by Johanna Harvey

UV Light Disinfection Significantly Reduces Clostridium difficile Incidence
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NEW YORK (October 6, 2016) – Ultraviolet C light disinfection to clean unoccupied patient rooms significantly reduced C. difficile infections (CDI) in high-risk patients who later occupied those rooms, according to a study published today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal…

2012-2014 by VV.AA

UVC Study – The Benefits of Enhanced Terminal Room [BETR]
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The BETR-Disinfection study was performed over 28 months in 9 study hospitals from 4/2012 to 7/2014. Each hospital used four strategies for terminal room disinfection in a randomized sequence. Each strategy was used for 7month study arms, including a 1 month wash-in period. Two of these strategies used a UV-C emitting device. Standard cleaning involved the use of a quaternary ammonium (reference group A)…

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3 maggio 2018 by Focus

COME FANNO ALCUNI SUPER BATTERI A NUTRIRSI DI ANTIBIOTICI
Certi microbi del suolo resistenti agli antibiotici usano i loro sottoprodotti come fonte di cibo: ora un gruppo di scienziati ha scoperto come ci riescono.

Come si dice? Ciò che non ammazza… ingrassa: alcuni batteri del suolo hanno sviluppato la capacità non solo di resistere agli antibiotici, ma anche di nutrirsi di essi. Il fenomeno è noto da una decina di anni…

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  1. […] Le I.C.A. (infezioni correlate all’assistenza) trovano nelle superfici ad alto contatto un veicolo ottimale per propagarsi all’interno dei locali ospedalieri. Numerosi studi dimostrano che la lunghezza d’onda dei raggi UVC generati da THOR UVC® (253.7 nanometri ) è quella più efficace nel colpire il DNA degli agenti patogeni conosciuti. I raggi UVC ad emissione costante sono stati scelti come tecnologia di riferimento per lo studio randomizzato sulla disinfezione BETR (Benefits of Enhanced Terminal Room), finanziato dal CDC (Centers for Disease and Control Prevention), realizzato tra il 2012 ed il 2014 e pubblicato nel 2015. Questo studio epidemiologico analizza specificatamente l’impatto dei raggi UVC  ad emissione costante sulla riduzione delle I.C.A., basandosi sull’esame di 25.000 cicli di disinfezione ed oltre 120.000 giornate di trattamento. (Visualizza ulteriori studi clinici) […]

  2. […] Le I.C.A. possono causare decessi e danni a pazienti e personale medico, oltre ad aumentare i costi di gestione delle struttureIl fenomeno delle I.C.A. in Italia ha un’incidenza pari a circa il 7-8% sul totale dei ricoveri, per un totale di circa 700.000 casi/annoSi stimano fino a 7.000 decessi/anno (1% del totale) dovuti alle I.C.A. (Fonte: ISTAT-Epicentro)Per ogni infezione ospedaliera si stima un costo addizionale compreso tra 9.000 e 10.500€ (Fonte: Università Tor Vergata, 2017)Uno studio pubblicato negli USA (2015) evidenzia come per alcune tipologie di I.C.A. si debbano affrontare costi molto più elevati (es. 66.000€ per un’infezione protesica in Ortopedia)Il costo medio di un contenzioso legale legato alle I.C.A. è pari a 50.000€ (Marsh, 2014)Il costo annuo per il SSN, relativo alle I.C.A, si aggira intorno ad 1 Miliardo di € (Fonte: SDO).Visualizza ulteriori studi clinici sul sito del distributore […]

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