Sepsis prevention in neonates in Zambia: impact of an infection prevention bundle on nosocomial bacteremia

Date: Thu 25 Jan 2018

Room: John Snow Lecture Theatre

Time: 12.45 – 14.00

Speaker: Professor Davidson Hamer MD, FACP, FIDSA

Institution: Professor of Global Health and Medicine at the Boston University School of Public Health and School of Medicine, and Adjunct Professor of Nutrition at the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy


Abstract: Bloodstream infections are the most common hospital-acquired infections in neonatal populations and are associated with increased length of stay, healthcare-associated costs and mortality. The Sepsis Prevention in Neonates in Zambia study evaluated the impact of a bundle of infection prevention interventions on suspected sepsis, bloodstream infections and mortality in a tertiary care neonatal intensive care unit in Lusaka.