Why infection control should be everyone's responsibility
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Why infection control should be everyone's responsibility

Sara Richards , Self-employed nurse educator, Wokingham, England

Infection control is vital in all aspects of health and social care provision. Infection prevents healing and destroys lives, so all health and social care workers have a responsibility to maintain a clean and healthy environment. This article describes a code of practice designed to standardise infection prevention measures, the resources that infection control leads can use, the standards to adhere to and the training needed by all health and social care staff and volunteers.

Primary Health Care. doi: 10.7748/phc.2017.e1292



Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

Received: 22 March 2017

Accepted: 13 June 2017

Published online: 22 August 2017

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