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Infection Prevention and Control Practices in Children’s Hospitals

  • Jeffrey M. Bender (a1), Mary Virgallito (a2), Jason G. Newland (a3), Julia S. Sammons (a4), Emily A. Thorell (a5), Susan E. Coffin (a4), Andrew T. Pavia (a5), Thomas J. Sandora (a6) and Adam L. Hersh (a5)...

Abstract

We surveyed hospital epidemiologists at 28 Children’s Hospital Association member hospitals regarding their infection prevention and control programs. We found substantial variability between children’s hospitals in both the structure and the practice of these programs. Research and the development of evidence-based guidelines addressing infection prevention in pediatrics are needed.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2015;00(0): 1–4

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Address correspondence to Jeffrey M. Bender, MD, Department of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, 4650 Sunset Blvd., MS #51, Los Angeles, CA 90027 (jbender@chla.usc.edu).

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Infection Prevention and Control Practices in Children’s Hospitals

  • Jeffrey M. Bender (a1), Mary Virgallito (a2), Jason G. Newland (a3), Julia S. Sammons (a4), Emily A. Thorell (a5), Susan E. Coffin (a4), Andrew T. Pavia (a5), Thomas J. Sandora (a6) and Adam L. Hersh (a5)...

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