Key messages

• At any given time, about 20 per cent of critically ill patients will have an infection acquired in the intensive care unit.

• The most important pathogens are enteric Gram-negative bacilli, Pseudomonas, and staphylococci. Enterococci and yeast can infect severely immunocompromised hosts.

• The patient, or another nearby, is often the source of the microbes. Health care workers, including physicians, are the common mode of transmission.

• Careful handwashing with microbicidal soap is the most effective means of prophylaxis.

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