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Consensus guidelines for implementation of quality processes to prevent invasive fungal disease and enhanced surveillance measures during hospital building works, 2014

Chang, C.C., Ananda-Rajah, M., Belcastro, A., McMullan, B., Reid, A., Dempsey, K., Athan, E., Cheng, A.C. and Slavin, M.A. 2014, Consensus guidelines for implementation of quality processes to prevent invasive fungal disease and enhanced surveillance measures during hospital building works, 2014, Internal medicine journal, vol. 44, no. 12b, pp. 1389-1397, doi: 10.1111/imj.12601.

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Title Consensus guidelines for implementation of quality processes to prevent invasive fungal disease and enhanced surveillance measures during hospital building works, 2014
Author(s) Chang, C.C.
Ananda-Rajah, M.
Belcastro, A.
McMullan, B.
Reid, A.
Dempsey, K.
Athan, E.ORCID iD for Athan, E. orcid.org/0000-0001-9838-6471
Cheng, A.C.
Slavin, M.A.
Journal name Internal medicine journal
Volume number 44
Issue number 12b
Start page 1389
End page 1397
Total pages 9
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Place of publication Milton, Qld.
Publication date 2014-12
ISSN 1445-5994
Keyword(s) HEPA filtration
antifungal stewardship
environmental sampling
hospital building work
invasive fungal disease
Summary Healthcare-associated fungal outbreaks impose a substantial economic burden on the health system and typically result in high patient morbidity and mortality, particularly in the immunocompromised host. As the population at risk of invasive fungal infection continues to grow due to the increased burden of cancer and related factors, the need for hospitals to employ preventative measures has become increasingly important. These guidelines outline the standard quality processes hospitals need to accommodate into everyday practice and at times of healthcare-associated outbreak, including the role of antifungal stewardship programmes and best practice environmental sampling. Specific recommendations are also provided to help guide the planning and implementation of quality processes and enhanced surveillance before, during and after high-risk activities, such as hospital building works. Areas in which information is still lacking and further research is required are also highlighted.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/imj.12601
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2014, The Authors
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30072010

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