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Preventing infection in rehabilitation centres

20 May 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Recent military conflicts have provided new challenges for Defence Medical Services, and the specialty of infection prevention and control has not been exempt from...

Pneumococcal vaccine in general practice

22 July 1998

Nursing Standard


Streptococcus pneumoniae is responsible for considerable morbidity and mortality in the UK and its incidence appears to be on the increase(Azkenazy et al1995) . It...

Fungal skin infections in children

14 November 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

Fungal skin infections have increased in prevalence over the past 30 years. The pathogenic fungi that cause these infections can be classified into dermatophytes and...

Preventing healthcare-associated infections by decontaminating the clinical environment

28 April 2022

Nursing Standard

infection prevention and control

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) continue to cause patient harm and at increasing rates. Factors contributing to this increase include suboptimal hand...

Common skin infections in children

17 July 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

There are many common skin infections that may affect children at any time. Certain conditions may be recurrent, while others tend to result in the child developing...

Causes, prevention and management of surgical site infection

25 July 2012

Nursing Standard


Superficial surgical site infection (SSI) usually resolves quickly causing only short-term discomfort. However, SSI involving deeper tissues is a leading cause of...

Clostridioides difficile infection: an update on its identification, management and prevention

22 December 2021

Primary Health Care

Infection control

Clostridioides difficile infection is increasing in expression in hospital and community settings, making it a significant public health issue. It is essential to...

Ensuring effective infection prevention and control in the community

26 April 2023

Nursing Standard

Effective practice

Managing community-acquired infections remains an ongoing challenge for community nursing teams. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic meant that...

Infection control activities in six hospitals: a comparison

28 January 1998

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Using a case study design, the aim of this research was to assess and evaluate the activities of the infection control departments in six hospitals. An additional...

Wound infection and colonisation

23 February 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Many wounds seen by nurses will involve infection and colonisation. To enable nurses to correctly assess and manage these wounds, infection and colonisation are...