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Intravenous cannula site management

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

Intravenous cannulation is becoming one of the most common procedures in healthcare as increasing numbers of patients are treated for acute and chronic illnesses....

Using an aseptic technique to reduce the risk of infection

01 August 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

It is essential that nurses recognise the consequences of patients acquiring a healthcare-associated infection (HCAI). This article outlines how handwashing...

Infectious enthusiasm

29 June 2010

Nursing Standard


A nurse specialist’s dedication and achievements in infection control have earned her a national award.

How to insert a peripheral cannula

16 November 2016

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Rationale and key points This article aims to assist practitioners to undertake the safe and effective insertion of a peripheral cannula. It provides information on...