Standard principles for preventing and controlling infection
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Standard principles for preventing and controlling infection

Claire Chalmers Lecturer, Bell College, School of Health, Hamilton, Lanarkshire
Marion Straub Senior lecturer, Bell College, School of Health, Hamilton, Lanarkshire

Infection control is a priority for all nurses and healthcare staff. This article examines factors contributing to current healthcare-associated infection rates and outlines the main strategies for infection prevention, management and control.

Nursing Standard. 20, 23,57-65. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.02.20.23.57.c4071

Correspondence

c.chalmers@bell.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review