Infographic: Infection in the NICU

Evi Dewhurst

Infection prevention and control is, and always has been, a critical function of the NICU. In this infographic, we look at infection with a focus on blood stream infection: rates, impacts, and ultimate tools for prevention.

HAI Infection in the NICU image

Looking for more infection prevention information? Sandy Beauman, MSN, RNC-NIC, and consultant for Medela, discusses infection prevention in-depth in a two-part blog series dedicated to the topic:

Infection Prevention Blog, Part 1

Infection Prevention Blog, Part 2

Medical advances and careful, deliberate research have brought about amazing changes, which have transformed neonatal care to what we know it as today. Improvements continue to develop and new methods of infection control continue to expand the potential for better patient outcome. As the goal of true infection prevention becomes a very real possibility, we must pay attention to the facts while maintaining focus.

About the Author

Evi Dewhurst is a Senior Manager, Marketing Communications for Medela, Inc. As a proud mother of two young children, she is passionate about healthcare for youngsters everywhere and has a serious soft spot for babies. She is part of the dedicated team at Medela, who together are committed to designing and manufacturing products to advance human milk healthcare. Have a question? Evi can be reached at

2 thoughts on “Infographic: Infection in the NICU

  1. Emilia Garcia, MSN, RNC-NIC says:

    The infographic is GREAT!
    Is it available for download or purchase?
    Would like to utilize it in our NICU @ Covenant Children’s Hospital,
    Lubbock, TX.

    • Evi Dewhurst says:

      Thank you for your inquiry! Unfortunately we do not have it in printed form to send to you. But you can save the image and print it. It was purposely posted in a larger file format for just that reason. Open the blog post, and right click on the image to “save as.” Save the file to your desktop or other folder. Then send the image to your marketing department or printer of choice. The file is large and may not email easily – you might have to save it on a USB drive and give it to them.

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