L'utilizzo dei bundle nella pratica clinica

Translated title of the contribution: The use of bundles in clinical practice

Luca Enrico Ruscitti, Vincenzo Puro

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Abstract

A bundle is a small, straightforward set of scientifically grounded elements (generally three to five) that, when implemented together, result in better outcomes than when implemented individually. Bundles have found their greatest application in the prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs). The bundles examined concern the prevention of VAP for patients undergoing mechanical ventilation, the prevention of BSI CVC, the prevention of surgical side infection (SSI), the prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infections, the prevention of infection by Clostridium difficile and the treatment of sepsis. Studies show a reduction in mortality rates, infection rates and in the length of hospital stay. Some studies have low statistical significance due to the small number of patients examined, and future studies will be needed to confirm these results.

Translated title of the contributionThe use of bundles in clinical practice
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)121-129
Number of pages9
JournalInfezioni in Medicina
Volume16
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbiology (medical)

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