Journal of Tropical Medicine / 2014 / Article / Figbox 1

Research Article

A Descriptive Study of Nosocomial Infections in an Adult Intensive Care Unit in Fiji: 2011-12

Box 1

Indicators of a systemic inflammatory response.
Temperature (onset of fever) >38°C
Increased white cell count >12,0003
Increased heart rate >90 beats per minute
Tachypnoea >20
New chest infiltrates
Purulent endotracheal/tracheal discharges