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122 A Retrospective Audit of Respiratory Infections Within a Specialist Palliative Care Unit
  1. Anthea Simpson and
  2. Deans Buchanan
  1. Palliative Medicine, NHS Tayside, Dundee, Scotland

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One of the aims of palliative care is symptom control. Symptoms of lower respiratory tract infection can significantly impair quality of life. The World Health Organization defines nosocomial (hospital-acquired) infection as an infection occurring in a patient in a healthcare facility, in whom the infection was not present or incubating at the time of admission. Treatment protocols …

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