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Delicate operations

19 April 2011

Nursing Standard


Working in a war zone presents specific challenges for healthcare professionals. One nurse shares her experiences.

Provision and decontamination of uniforms in the NHS

27 April 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To ascertain the provision and decontamination of uniforms within a cross-section of NHS trusts in the UK and to compare policies regarding their use. Method A...

Design for life

30 March 2010

Nursing Standard

General article

A team of designers has been charged with redesigning hospital equipment that will help combat infection. Their prototypes are now in production.

Clostridioides difficile infection: an update on its identification, management and prevention

22 December 2021

Primary Health Care

Infection control

Clostridioides difficile infection is increasing in expression in hospital and community settings, making it a significant public health issue. It is essential to...

Ensuring effective infection prevention and control in the community

26 April 2023

Nursing Standard

Effective practice

Managing community-acquired infections remains an ongoing challenge for community nursing teams. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic meant that...

Effective infection prevention and control: the nurse’s role

04 July 2018

Nursing Standard

Infection prevention and control

Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance are significant threats to public health. As resistant organisms continue to emerge and evolve, and...

Use of personal protective equipment in nursing practice

01 April 2019

Nursing Standard

infection prevention and control

A comprehensive understanding of infection prevention and control is essential for nurses when seeking to protect themselves, patients, colleagues and the general...

Managing infection prevention and control in the emergency care setting: an overview for emergency nurses

04 April 2023

Emergency Nurse

Infection control

The control and prevention of infection in emergency departments (EDs) remains challenging because of the complexity of the environment and the consistently high...