Scissors: an infection risk?
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Scissors: an infection risk?

Becky Cleal Senior staff nurse and joint infection control link nurse, Emergency care at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester

BECKY CLEAL describes the results of an audit on the use of scissors by emergency department and minor injuries unit staff

Infection control is vital in all areas of nursing, but it is especially so in emergency departments (EDs) where the wide variety of conditions being treated can make patients particularly susceptible to infection (McCulloch 1999).

Emergency Nurse. 14, 8, 22-24. doi: 10.7748/en2006.12.14.8.22.c4219

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