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Tuberculosis: protecting healthcare workers

16 April 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The global incidence of tuberculosis (TB) is rising. Many more healthcare workers are coming into contact with the disease now that it has reached its highest...

Promoting compliance with tuberculosis drug therapy

07 February 1996

Nursing Standard

Primary care

In recent years, concern about the increasing numbers of notifications of tuberculosis has been noted worldwide. For example, the World Health Organization (WHO)...

Tuberculosis and HIV infection: minimising transmission

06 October 2004

Nursing Standard

CPD

Tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus have developed as co-infections globally and are now affecting the UK. Nurses should be aware of the need to have...

Legionnaires’ disease

23 July 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes the environmental sources and transmission of Legionella pneumophila, outlines the factors that place certain groups of patients at particular...

Development of core competencies for infection prevention and control

22 June 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The Infection Control Nurses Association (ICNA) has developed a robust framework for infection prevention and control practitioners to demonstrate their competence....

Globalisation and its implications for health care and nursing practice

25 February 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Globalisation describes the increasing economic and social interdependence between countries. This article examines globalisation in terms of the opportunities and...

Immunisation: promoting travel health

22 July 2009

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article explores the issues involved when undertaking immunisations during a travel health consultation. The author examines the essential topics to be...

Immunisation: promoting travel health

09 July 2010

Primary Health Care

CPD

This article explores the issues involved when undertaking immunisations during a travel health consultation. The author examines the essential topics to be...

Needs and priorities of young people with human immunodeficiency virus

01 May 2013

Nursing Children and Young People

Art & Science

Aims To ascertain the views of young people in the UK with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) about their health care, and to compare these views with the...

Isolation precautions to prevent the spread of contagious diseases

06 February 2009

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article explores the use of isolation precautions to prevent the spread of infection. The standard infection control precautions, which should be undertaken...