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Hand hygiene technique

30 April 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Hand hygiene is an essential component of effective infection prevention programmes. Good technique, ensuring that all surfaces of the hands receive contact with the...

Preventing healthcare-associated infections by decontaminating the clinical environment

28 April 2022

Nursing Standard

infection prevention and control

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) continue to cause patient harm and at increasing rates. Factors contributing to this increase include suboptimal hand...

Food safety

01 May 2002

Learning Disability Practice

CPD

Food poisoning remains one of the most common causes of illness worldwide. Nurses are well placed to educate patients on food safety and provide balanced arguments...

Teaching good personal hygiene

09 June 2010

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

Teaching people about personal hygiene and how to keep clean is an essential skill for nurses and other professionals working with people with learning disabilities....

Management of dysphagia in stroke patients

01 April 2011

Nursing Older People

Feature

Dysphagia, or swallowing difficulties, is a common problem in patients affected by stroke and its management is an important aspect of stroke rehabilitation and...

Self-neglect: the role of judgements and applied ethics

12 January 2005

Nursing Standard

CPD

Self-neglect is more common than currently recognised. This article highlights the issue of self-neglect and the accompanying ethical values and judgements...

Food safety

27 June 2001

Nursing Standard

CPD

Food poisoning remains one of the most common causes of illness worldwide. Nurses are well placed to educate patients on food safety and provide balanced arguments...

Infection control audit of hand hygiene facilities

15 January 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Background The socio-economic costs of healthcare associated infections (HCAIs) are continually rising. The focus for reducing the incidence of HCAIs should be on...

Auditing hand hygiene practice

15 September 2010

Nursing Standard

CPD

Hand hygiene is regarded as the most effective way of preventing healthcare-associated infections. Thus hand hygiene audits are frequently undertaken by infection...

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...