Journal of Integrative Oncology

ISSN: 2329-6771

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Uniform practice for the prevention of healthcare associated infections and occupational therapy in pediatry & neonatology



Hygiene rules and practices for preventing healthcare-associated infections evolve with the readjustments in line with advances in science and technology The awareness that basic health principles are, in some cases, difficult or even impossible to put into practice for various reasons is shown by the current global health crisis caused by Coronavirus strains Management of political authorities, lack of information, difficulties of access to training, fake news, popular beliefs, individual defensive reactions, individual characteristics of the population and professionals, including patients and their families in pediatrics and neonatology, equipment and procedures that are still not appropriate to prevent the cross transmission of healthcare-associated infections. For example, equipment used for occupational therapy care is very often shared without the possibility of disinfection between patients. The architectural environment of structures, workshops and liberal occupational therapy practices (differentiation of public reception, care, cleaning, disinfection and waste disposal areas, and finally clean storage) do not always allow basic hygiene tasks to be carried out (and when they are carried out, in the right order) There is a real obstacle to the change in practices that is necessary to provide the care that the public expects from professionals.


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