Infection control policies in old folks homes
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Infection control policies in old folks homes

Deborah J Ward Self-employed nurse

The number of people living in nursing homes is increasing because of the ageing population. Older people are particularly vulnerible to infection, so it is important that infection control policies are drawn up for use in nursing homes. Staff need to be fully aware of such guidance and infection control should be incorporated into their everyday nursing practice. The authors discuss information that should be included and gives advice on formulating policies.

Nursing Standard. 15, 46, 40-44. doi: 10.7748/ns2001.08.15.46.40.c3067

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