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Outbreaks of infection in hospital and community settings

15 March 2011

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

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...

Outbreaks of infection in hospital and community settings

09 March 2011

Nursing Standard

CPD

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...

Outbreaks of infection in community settings: the nursing implications

01 April 2013

Primary Health Care

CPD

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...

The challenges of caring for patients with influenza

29 December 2011

Nursing Older People

CPD

Influenza is an acute, highly infectious viral infection. Seasonal outbreaks occur annually across the world, presenting a major public health challenge. Older...

Strategies to prevent gonorrhoea reinfection in men

03 April 2012

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Gonorrhoea is a common sexually transmitted infection that is on the increase in the male population in the UK. Gonorrhoea is becoming increasingly resistant to...

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...

Auditing urinary catheter care

18 January 2012

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Urinary catheters are the main cause of hospital-acquired urinary tract infections among inpatients. Healthcare staff can reduce the risk of patients developing an...

Prevention and control of Clostridium difficile infection

25 April 2010

Nursing Older People

CPD

This article examines risk factors, pathogenesis, symptoms and management of Clostridium difficile infection, which is the major cause of enteric infections among...

Diagnosis, prevention and treatment of fungal infections

26 April 2011

Nursing Standard

Learning zone infection control

Most fungi live harmlessly in the environment, but some species can cause disease in the human host. Nurses working in primary care are likely to see patients with...

Clostridium difficile infection: nursing considerations

23 July 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Clostridium difficile is a bacterium which commonly causes diarrhoea in inpatients. C. difficile affects hospitalised patients worldwide and can pose a significant...