A Global Approach to Control Nosocomial Infections in a Large General Teaching Hospital

  • Bart Gordets
  • Bea Heyneman
  • Hilde Jannes
  • Aline Lenez


An increase in nosocomial infections with multi-resistant bacteria prompted the infection control team at Sint Jan General Hospital to adopt a new hospital-wide strategy involving implementation of the VigiGerme® infection prevention and control model. Improvement in attitudes and perceptions of nosocomial infections has resulted in demonstrable reductions in the incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and quinolone-resistant Enterobacter aerogenes (QREA) infections.
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