Disinfection of ICU room: Using the new technologies for diagnosis and decontamination of infections

  • Mostafa Mohammadi Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Seyed Ali Dehghan Manshadi Department of Infectious Diseases, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Omid Rezahosseini Department of Infectious Diseases, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Keywords: Icu, Disinfection of ICU room

Abstract

Antibiotic resistance is a global problem that threats the life of today and future human generations. Moreover, new antibiotic researches and developments have failed to introduce new potent antibiotics. Hence, many efforts are doing to increase the knowledge of public and healthcare workers and also decrease the resistance of microorganisms.(1, 2) One of these efforts was the "World Antibiotic Awareness Week" that hold by World Health Organization on 16-22 November 2015. The theme of this campaign was"Antibiotics: Handle with Care". The message of this theme is that antibiotics are a valuable treasure and we should save them. To achieve this goal, we should prevent the spread of infections. Critical care specialists and ICU personnel can have an important role in this campaign.(3) 

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Published
2016-04-17
How to Cite
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Mohammadi M, Dehghan Manshadi SA, Rezahosseini O. Disinfection of ICU room: Using the new technologies for diagnosis and decontamination of infections. AACC. 2(1):172-3.
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