Prevention and control of healthcare-associated infection
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Prevention and control of healthcare-associated infection

Sue Wiseman Infection control adviser, Royal College of Nursing, Department of Health (NRIC Project)

Current policy and initiatives to reduce healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) are outlined and discussed. Approaches to the effective control and prevention of HCAIs include surveillance, evidence-based infection control practice and responsible antibiotic prescribing.

Nursing Standard. 20, 38, 41-45. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.05.20.38.41.c4164

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suewiseman1@yahoo.co.uk

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