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Infection control: a psychosocial approach to changing practice

01 May 2009

Cancer Nursing Practice

Book review

THE ISSUE of why individual practitioners remain non-adherent to policies and protocols intended to prevent healthcare-associated infection is a complex one. This...

Streptococcal infection and older people

01 November 2001

Nursing Older People

General

Streptococci were originally the bacteria most frequently implicated in cross-infection in healthcare settings. Between 1930 and 1950 they were notorious for causing...

Prevention and control of Clostridium difficile infection

25 April 2010

Nursing Older People

CPD

This article examines risk factors, pathogenesis, symptoms and management of Clostridium difficile infection, which is the major cause of enteric infections among...

Infection control in older people

01 June 2001

Nursing Older People

General

Staphylococcus aureus is a Gram positive bacterium carried in the nose, throat, axillae, toe webs and perineum of 30 to 50 per cent of healthy people in the general...

Infection control in older people

01 April 2001

Nursing Older People

General

Older people are susceptible to infection because of the physiological changes which accompany ageing and because they tend to develop additional underlying diseases...

The challenges of caring for patients with influenza

29 December 2011

Nursing Older People

CPD

Influenza is an acute, highly infectious viral infection. Seasonal outbreaks occur annually across the world, presenting a major public health challenge. Older...

The menopause: sexually-related problems

11 March 1998

Nursing Standard

Rcn continuing education

Uterine problems: the menstrual cycle

02 September 1998

Nursing Standard

RCN continuing education

This article explains what sort of uterine problems women may experience and the role of the nurse caring for women with such problems.

Handwashing needs better products

23 September 1998

Nursing Standard

Letter

It was encouraging to see the important topic of handwashing given such prominence (Art&Science September 9).

Occupational irritant contact dermatitis

16 April 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article raises awareness of the risks of irritant contact dermatitis among different occupational groups, especially healthcare professionals, and suggests...