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Preventing infection in rehabilitation centres

20 May 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Recent military conflicts have provided new challenges for Defence Medical Services, and the specialty of infection prevention and control has not been exempt from...

Pneumococcal vaccine in general practice

22 July 1998

Nursing Standard


Streptococcus pneumoniae is responsible for considerable morbidity and mortality in the UK and its incidence appears to be on the increase(Azkenazy et al1995) . It...

Fungal skin infections in children

14 November 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

Fungal skin infections have increased in prevalence over the past 30 years. The pathogenic fungi that cause these infections can be classified into dermatophytes and...

Common skin infections in children

17 July 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

There are many common skin infections that may affect children at any time. Certain conditions may be recurrent, while others tend to result in the child developing...

Causes, prevention and management of surgical site infection

25 July 2012

Nursing Standard


Superficial surgical site infection (SSI) usually resolves quickly causing only short-term discomfort. However, SSI involving deeper tissues is a leading cause of...

Infection control activities in six hospitals: a comparison

28 January 1998

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Using a case study design, the aim of this research was to assess and evaluate the activities of the infection control departments in six hospitals. An additional...

Wound infection and colonisation

23 February 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Many wounds seen by nurses will involve infection and colonisation. To enable nurses to correctly assess and manage these wounds, infection and colonisation are...

Sterile versus non-sterile glove use and aseptic technique

14 October 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

There is evidence indicating that improvements in infection control practice can reduce the incidence of healthcare-associated infection. This article explores the...

Outbreaks of infection in community settings: the nursing implications

01 April 2013

Primary Health Care


Outbreaks of infection are managed by specialist practitioners in public health and infection control. However, the occurrence of an outbreak impinges on the work of...

To reuse or not to reuse – that is the question

01 July 1999

Emergency Nurse


Aims and intended learning outcomes The aim of this article is to develop or update nurses’ knowledge of the legal, professional and ethical issues relating to the...