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Examining the evidence for the use of probiotics in clinical practice

20 March 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article reviews the use of probiotics in clinical practice, including explanations of what they are and how they work. Evidence for the health benefits of...

Clostridium difficile infection: nursing considerations

23 July 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Clostridium difficile is a bacterium which commonly causes diarrhoea in inpatients. C. difficile affects hospitalised patients worldwide and can pose a significant...

Developing and maintaining the Kettering Infection Predictor tool

24 April 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The Kettering Infection Predictor (KIP) tool was developed in response to high levels of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) found in one English district...

Antimicrobial stewardship: the role of the nurse

09 October 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Infections caused by organisms resistant to multiple drugs are associated with morbidity and mortality, prolonged hospital stay and increased costs. Since antibiotic...

Managing Clostridium difficile infection in hospitalised patients

16 April 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Checklists are not a new phenomenon and have been used in the aviation industry for some time as a means of ensuring safety and minimising harm. Checklists are now...

Effective infection prevention and control: the nurse’s role

04 July 2018

Nursing Standard

Infection prevention and control

Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance are significant threats to public health. As resistant organisms continue to emerge and evolve, and...
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