Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common infections in childhood. It is the second most common infection following the upper respiratory tract infections. The term UTI means invasion of any part of the urinary tract (kidneys, ureters, and bladder) by microorganisms, especially bacteria.
Dear our patients, nosocomial infections (the term refers to the infections caused by the hospital environment) lead to treatment-refractory and persistent health problems and it may influence many people who seek healthcare services. The Infection Control Committee of TOBB ETU Hospital makes best efforts to minimize the frequency of preventable infections.
The title frightened you, isn't it? You may never actually know the severity of threat, if patient safety is not duly monitored and managed by the administration of the hospital where you let save your life. Presentation of healthcare services and hospital processes is really complex. How safe is healthcare service period, ranging from the moment you step in the hospital to the moment you leave, for you? Or, what are factors threatening you even after you leave?
The critically ill patients, who were previously losing their lives due to fatal medical reasons such as sepsis (the inflammation disseminated to the body), shock, and organ deficiency, have now the chance to recover their health, thanks to the specialized care and treatment methods applied in Intensive Care Units.
It is not only possible to prevent pediatric diseases with therapeutic medicine. Preventive medicine has been gaining gradually more importance all around the world. Preventive medicine is an ongoing process, ranging from intrauterine life to the end of 18 years of age.