Manal Abumelha

Work place: King Abdulaziz University, Department of Information Systems, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia



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Manal Abumelha received her bachelor degree in 2011 from King Khalid University, KSA. Since November 2011, she has been working as a Teaching Assistant in King Khalid niversity. Now she is conducting to finish her Master degree in King Abdulaziz University. Her research interest includes enterprise architecture. 

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Development of Infection Control Surveillance System for Intensive Care Unit: Data Requirements and Guidelines

By Manal Abumelha Awatef Hashbal Farrukh Nadeem Naif Aljohani

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Jun. 2016

Surveillance systems are useful in the identification of patients that contract infections during their hospitalization period. Despite still being at infancy, electronic information control surveillance systems for Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) are improving and becoming more commonplace as the acceptance levels rise. There are crucial gaps in existing knowledge concerning the best ways for implementing electronic surveillance systems especially in the context of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). To bridge this gap, the aim of this paper was to provide a comprehensive review of various electronic surveillance approaches and to highlight the requisite data components and offer guidelines. This review revealed denominator, numerator, and discrete data requirements and guidelines for the surveillance of four main ICU HAIs, including Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI), Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) and Ventilator-Associated Conditions/Events (VACs/VAEs).

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