Infections in the Nursing Home
Infections are a common cause of morbidity and mortality in nursing home patients. A variety of factors predispose these patients to infections. Infections commonly encountered among these patients include pneumonia, urinary tract infections, tuberculosis, and gastrointestinal and skin infections. Preventive measures and infection control techniques offer protection to both patients and employees.
Olive, K. E.; and Berk, S. L.. 1992. Infections in the Nursing Home. Clinics in Geriatric Medicine. Vol.8(4). 821-834. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0749-0690(18)30447-6 PMID: 1423137 ISSN: 0749-0690