Hospital infection prevention for pediatric transplant recipients and oncology patients

Ibukunoluwa C. Akinboyo, Dawn Nolt

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Abstract

Infection prevention measures for transplant recipients and oncology patients should account for the unique risks of acquiring opportunistic infections while still emphasizing general principles of hand hygiene and transmission-based precautions. A thorough understanding of required clinical surveillance for multidrug-resistant organisms and healthcare-associated infections, optimal methods to ensure air and water quality for the safety of these patients, and distinctive characteristics predisposing patient populations experiencing oncologic disease, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, and solid organ transplantation to infections is needed. Practical guidance with supporting evidence is offered to the medical provider regarding infection prevention and control for the hospitalized immunocompromised pediatric patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPediatric Transplant and Oncology Infectious Diseases
PublisherElsevier
Pages82-89.e3
ISBN (Electronic)9780323641982
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Air quality
  • Immunocompromised
  • Infection control
  • Infection prevention
  • Isolation precautions
  • Water quality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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