A CASE STUDY : Neonatal sepsis

Jun 18th, 2015
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For the past few weeks, headlines about Neonatal Sepsis that take place at Ospital ng Makati were all featured on almost all of the newspaper, news bulletin and news on the television in the Philippines. It had made a huge impact in the Philippines concerning health issues. The news is about the outbreak of neonatal sepsis that happens at OSMAK causing 23 neonatal deaths. According to the investigation, poor infection control practices and overcrowding are the reasons for the outbreak that has lead to Makati’s legal department to consider filing administrative cases against five hospital staff whose negligence reportedly caused the babies’ deaths. This issue is most important to nurses working on a hospital especially to those who are assigned in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or NICU department. Proper infection control and management should be well-implemented in the hospital in order to avoid what had happen on the affected hospital.

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I.INTRODUCTIONNeonatal sepsis deaths at Ospital ng Makati due to neglect DOHFor the past few weeks, headlines about Neonatal Sepsis that take place atOspital ng Makati were all featured on almost all of the newspaper, news bulletin andnews on the television in the Philippines. It had made a huge impact in the Philippinesconcerning health issues.The news is about the outbreak of neonatal sepsis thathappens at OSMAK causing 23 neonatal deaths. According to the investigation, poorinfection control practices and overcrowding are the reasons for the outbreak that haslead to Makatis legal department to consider filing administrative cases against fivehospital staff whose negligence reportedly caused the babies deaths.This issue is most important to nurses working on a hospital especially to thosewho are assigned in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or NICU department.Properinfection control and management should be well-implemented in the hospital in order toavoid what had happen on the affected hospital.Neonatal Sepsis on the other hand is an infection in the blood that spreadsthroughout the body and occurs in a neonate.Neonatal Sepsis is also termed asNeonatal Septicemia and Sepsis Neonatorum. Neonatal Sepsis has 2 types: The onethat is seen in the first week of life is termed as Early- onset sepsis and most oftenappears in the first 24 hours of life. The infection is often acquired from the mother. Thiscan be cause by a bacteria or inf

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