Reducing the risk of healthcare-acquired infection
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Reducing the risk of healthcare-acquired infection

Evonne Curran Area Infection Control Nurse, Department of Public Health, Glasgow

Many patients experience increased hospital stays, poor health outcomes, or die each year, as a result of healthcare-acquired infections. Evonne Curran discusses the most common types of infection and suggests how nurses can minimise the risks of infection in clinical settings.

Nursing Standard. 16, 1, 45-52. doi: 10.7748/ns2001.09.16.1.45.c3086

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evonne.curran@gghb.scot.nhs.uk

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