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Many patients may also be placed on low-dose heparin or enoxaparin protocols as a preventative measure. TABLE 2-1. ISOLATION CATEGORIES AND RELATED INFECTION EXAMPLES Isolation Categories Standard precautions Airborne precautions Contact precautions Hospital-Acquired Infections Critically ill patients are especially vulnerable to infection during their stay in the critical care unit. It is estimated that 20% to 60% of critically ill patients acquire some type of infection. In general, intensive care units (ICUs) have the highest incidence of hospital-acquired, or nosocomial, infections due to the high use of multiple invasive devices and the frequent presence of debilitating underlying diseases.
Pay particular attention to pressure points that are most prone to developing breakdown, namely, heels, elbows, coccyx, and occiput. Also be cognizant of equipment that may contribute to breakdown such as ET stabilizers and even bed rails if patients are positioned in constant contact with them. As the patient's condition changes, so does the risk of developing a pressure ulcer. Assessing the patient's risk routinely with a risk assessment tool alerts the caregiver to increasing or decreasing risk and therefore potential changes in interventions.
St. Louis: Mosby; 1998. Evidence-Based Practice Leske JS: Family needs and interventions in the acute care environment. In Chulay M, Molter NC (eds): AACN's Protocols for Practice: Creating a Healing Environment Series. Aliso Viejo, CA: American Association of Critical-Care Nurses; 1997. Leske JS: Needs of family members after critical illness: Prescriptions for interventions. Crit Care Nurs Clin N Am 1992;4:587596. Raleigh E, Lepczyk M, Rowley C. Significant others benefit from preoperative information.