Taking Action for Safe and Healthy Clinical Facilities: Analysis of Risk Factors in the Prevention of Nosocomial Infections


By Margot Phaneuf, R.N., PhD Chantal Gadbois, R. N., M.Sc.N., MPA


Part 1: Nosocomial Infections

It seems that the risk of developing an infection after a visit to the hospital is greater than the risk of having a car accident. This comparison may seem exaggerated; however, nosocomial infections, rarely a subject of discussion, have, over the years, wreaked far more havoc, suffering and death in our hospitals than commonly thought.

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