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Enterococcal infection

12 March 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes enterococci bacteria and the measures related to glycopeptide-resistant enterococci, including screening, treatment and management, antibiotic...

Nurses can help prevent antibiotic resistance

30 June 2012

Primary Health Care

A&S Science

The Department of Health recently highlighted the growing problem of antibiotic resistance in the UK. It will become more difficult to treat infection as resistance...

A bug’s life

27 April 2005

Nursing Standard

Analysis

This article explains what methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is, how it is spread and what the real challenges are in healthcare settings in the UK....

Origin of the species

10 May 2005

Nursing Standard

Feature

This article explains how antibiotic resistance occurs and how it has grown since the introduction of antibiotics in the 1940s. It charts the rise of MRSA infections...

Delicate operations

19 April 2011

Nursing Standard

Feature

Working in a war zone presents specific challenges for healthcare professionals. One nurse shares her experiences.

Reducing urinary tract infections in catheterised patients

14 January 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Urinary tract infections in catheterised patients continue to present a challenge in reducing healthcare-associated infection. In this article, an infection...

A bug’s life

27 April 2005

Nursing Standard

Feature

This article explains what methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is, how it is spread and what the real challenges are in healthcare settings in the UK....

Use of antibiotics in the management of sore throat

09 March 2015

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

As the number of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria rises, it becomes crucial that decisions about the use of antibiotics are based on sound evidence. This...

An overview of developments in nurse prescribing in the UK

27 March 2018

Nursing Standard

Medicines

In the UK and internationally, the nursing profession is continuing to advance and innovate its roles and functions. One area in which this is particularly notable...

Role of nurses in supporting antimicrobial stewardship

29 August 2018

Nursing Standard

Medicines

Antimicrobial resistance is a significant public health issue and a major threat to global health. The solutions are multifactorial, and include: a reduction in the...
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