Instituto Nacional de Pediatria
Infectious Diseases
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist in Mexico City with special Interest in Childhood Tuberculosis and Prevention and Infection Control

Presenter Of 2 Presentations

HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN A THIRD LEVEL PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL

Session Type
Workshop
Date
Mon, 21.02.2022
Session Time
01:00 PM - 04:10 PM
Room
Sala A
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Pre-Recorded with Live Q&A
Lecture Time
02:40 PM - 02:52 PM

HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN A THIRD LEVEL PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL

Session Type
Oral Presentations
Date
Thu, 24.02.2022
Session Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room
Sala C
Session Icon
Pre-Recorded with Live Q&A
Lecture Time
10:20 AM - 10:30 AM

Abstract

Background

Since the beginning of the year 2020, the Coronavirus Disease-19 (COVID-19) pandemic has affected the world and thus, the Healthcare Systems around the world in an unprecedented way. It has been reported that the pandemic has implied an increase in the numbers of the Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs), therefore we decided to explore the impact of the pandemic in a Third Level Pediatric Hospital in Mexico City.

Aims

Determine the prevalence of the HAIs before and after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Methods

We realized a retrospective study from November 2018 until June 2021 using the medical records of pediatric patients with HAIs in our hospital. We included demographic data, type of infection and the microorganisms found in these HAIs. Data was analyzed in quarters of a year comparing pre-pandemic and pandemic data.

Results

Our pre-pandemic data shows a total of 825 HAIs with a rate of 8.1 per 1,000 patient-days comparing to a total of 625 HAIs with a rate of 7.3 per 1,000 patient-days. Comparison shows a 17.6% reduction in total HAIs and 10% reduction in HAIs rate per 1,00 patient-days between both time periods.

Conclusions

There is a decrease in total and rate per 1,000 patient-days of HAIs contrary to what is documented in other reports. The increase in the prevention measures and the high compliance of the Healthcare Personnel regarding these preventive measures, may have contributed to the reduction of the HAIs in our Hospital.

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