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High impact interventions to control infection

05 March 2010

Emergency Nurse

Feature

High impact interventions can be undertaken to improve, and to monitor the effectiveness of, infection control procedures in emergency departments (EDs). Any member...

How NHS trusts are tackling healthcare-associated infections

03 March 2010

Nursing Management

Feature

The National Audit Office’s third report on the reduction of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) rates, published last summer, examines: the extent and impact of...

Infection risks associated with urinary catheters

01 October 2005

Nursing Standard

Learning zone

Urinary catheterisation can kill. It is one of the most common healthcare interventions but carries the risk of ‘significant danger’ to patients from infection...

Infection risks associated with urinary catheters

26 October 2005

Nursing Standard

CPD

Urinary catheterisation can kill. It is one of the most common healthcare interventions but carries the risk of ‘significant danger’ to patients from infection...

Standard principles for preventing and controlling infection

21 February 2006

Nursing Standard

Learning zone infection control

Infection control is a priority for all nurses and healthcare staff. This article examines factors contributing to current healthcare-associated infection rates and...

Prevention and control of healthcare-associated infection

31 May 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Current policy and initiatives to reduce healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) are outlined and discussed. Approaches to the effective control and prevention of...

Standard principles for preventing and controlling infection

15 February 2006

Nursing Standard

CPD

Infection control is a priority for all nurses and healthcare staff. This article examines factors contributing to current healthcare-associated infection rates and...

Everybody’s business

17 May 2005

Nursing Standard

General article

This article outlines the measures Scotland is taking against healthcare-associated infections, which the Scottish Executive claims are some of the most...

Causes, prevention and treatment of Escherichia coliinfections

13 April 2010

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

Escherichia coli is a normal inhabitant of the human gastrointestinal tract and can cause healthcare-associated infections. The organism is most frequently...

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...
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