Acta Scientific PAEDIATRICS (ISSN: 2581-883X)

Literature Review Volume 6 Issue 5

Developing Pediatric Pulmonology Infection Control Guidelines: A Quality Improvement Project

Robert Lucia*

Department of Nursing, Bradley University, USA

*Shared Authorship: Robert Lucia, Department of Nursing, Bradley University, USA.

Received: April 12, 2023; Published: April 25, 2023

Abstract

Research shows that infection prevention and control measures aim to protect patients and families seen in the healthcare setting. The main goal of this project was to develop comprehensive infection control guidelines based on a systematic review of published literature for infection control guidelines or recommendations for pediatric pulmonology patients. The Division of Pediatric Pulmonology at a Midwestern Hospital does not have infection control guidelines for the division. More specific research should be conducted regarding infection control protocol for pediatric pulmonology patients. However, there is an ample body of literature containing recommendations for patients with cystic fibrosis, children who have tracheostomies, and other high-risk pediatric populations. This literature was analyzed along with other related studies involving infection control practices in inpatient and outpatient settings. Comprehensive infection control guidelines were developed, approved, and implemented in a pediatric pulmonary clinic at a Midwestern Hospital.

Keywords: Pediatric Pulmonology; Infection Control; Guidelines

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Citation

Citation: Robert Lucia. “Developing Pediatric Pulmonology Infection Control Guidelines: A Quality Improvement Project". Acta Scientific Paediatrics 6.5 (2023): 26-32.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2023 Robert Lucia. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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