This month we shall be concentrating on Hospital Acquired Infections and how easily they can develop within patients in the hospital environment.
Patients can suffer from a Hospital Acquired Infection at any point during their time spent in hospital. People who are particularly vulnerable and therefore at more risk, are those that are recovering from an operation. Other vulnerable people include those who have open wounds, which can get easily infected if the wound is not sufficiently covered or treated.
Hygiene management in a hospital environment is of vital importance as any infection can cause a patient a prolonged hospital admission, and thus a prolonged healing period. This will result in causing even more distress for the patient. Hospitals must manage the particular needs of any patient, and make sure that any wound or open skin is treated with the appropriate dressings and materials.