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Nosocomial infections (NIs) are infections acquired during hospitalization. They are characterized by a high incidence of antimicrobial resistance. The most common NIs are pneumonia and urinary tract, surgical site, and bloodstream infections. Hand hygiene has demonstrated efficacy in reducing NIs.


Reid K Nakamura, Emily Tompkins. Nosocomial infections. Compendium (Yardley, PA). 2012 Apr;34(4):E1-10; quiz E11

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