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Vaginal health

20 February 2002

Nursing Standard

CPD

Abnormal vaginal discharge is a common presenting problem in women of reproductive age, and the nurse is often the first point of contact. Felicity Young describes...

Effective strategies for prevention and control of Gram-negative infections

05 August 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Infections caused by Gram-negative bacteria such as Pseudomonas, Klebsiella, Proteus and Acinetobacter have been a major problem in healthcare settings for many...

High impact interventions to control infection

05 March 2010

Emergency Nurse

Feature

High impact interventions can be undertaken to improve, and to monitor the effectiveness of, infection control procedures in emergency departments (EDs). Any member...

Wounds and evidence of infection

12 March 1997

Nursing Standard

Special focus: tissue viability

Infection is the most common complication of wound healing. One of the many challenges facing nurses involved in wound care is the early and accurate identification...

Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus

12 March 1997

Nursing Standard

Special focus: Tissue viability

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has had a major impact on health care causing much anxiety and distress to patients and staff, and resulting in...

The use of fly larvae in the treatment of wounds

10 December 1997

Nursing Standard

Special focus: tissue viability

Chronic wounds, whether leg, pressure or diabetic foot ulcers, are a source of frustration for the nursing profession. They occupy a great deal of nursing time and...

Using silver to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections

24 August 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Many thousands of urinary tract infections (UTIs) are linked to the insertion of an indwelling urethral catheter (Saint et al 2000). Catheterisation is often...

Prevention and management of pneumococcal disease

14 November 2001

Nursing Standard

CPD

Pneumococcal pneumonia is associated with high mortality in immunocompromised and older people. The authors discuss the role nurses have in increasing awareness of...

Urinary tract infection: diagnosis and management for nurses

14 February 2007

Nursing Standard

CPD

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common health problem, so it is important that nurses in all care settings know how to manage patients with this condition...

Invasive meningococcal infection

07 August 2019

Primary Health Care

Infection control

Meningococcal infections should be notified to the proper officer when they are clinically suspected to prevent infection spread and to enable monitoring of the...