Care of immunocompromised patients in hospital
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Care of immunocompromised patients in hospital

Lisa Duffy Infection prevention and control nurse, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University NHS Trust, Swansea

Infection presents a significant risk for immunocompromised patients. To reduce this risk, various precautions can be implemented and these may affect patients’ quality of life. Such precautions are controversial, with varying practices being adopted by different hospitals. This article aims to enhance nurses’ knowledge about the current evidence on the interventions designed to reduce the rate of infection in immunocompromised patients who are in hospital.

Nursing Standard. 23, 36,35-41. doi: 10.7748/ns2009.05.23.36.35.c6968

Correspondence

lisa.duffy@abm-tr.wales.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review