Category list : Hand washing
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Improving hand hygiene after neurological injurySubscription
Although it can be difficult to maintain hand hygiene in patients with neurological injury, with the correct approaches, staff can ensure effective care is delivered.
Standardising infection control precautionsSubscription
Infection control policies vary, so a standardised, user-friendly set of guidelines was produced to help healthcare staff know how to reduce the risk of infection transmission.
Bathing patients in a common hospital soap, chlorhexidine, is equally effective in preventing the transmission of MRSA as isolation techniques, according to US researchers.
Handwashing in multi-bed wards is even more critical than previously thought, according to latest research that has found such settings carry a higher risk of infection than single occupancy rooms.
A lack of clarity over the different cleaning responsibilities of nursing staff and domestic workers has been identified by NHS infection control inspectors in Scotland.
Using simulation to aid students’ documentationSubscription
Student nurses must recognise the need to accurately complete patient documents and can learn from their mistakes through simulation and formative feedback.
The incidence of dermatitis has increased 4.5 times in healthcare workers following increased hand hygiene as a drive to reduce infections, such as MRSA, has kicked in, claim UK researchers.
An intensive care nurse has won a regional award for her work on improving infection prevention and control by transforming hand washing compliance using real-time tracking technology.
Last week we reported that staff at Doncaster Royal Infirmary are trialling a traffic light-style hand hygiene reminder tool.
Staff at Doncaster Royal Infirmary are taking part this month in UK’s first ever NHS pilot of a unique hand hygiene reminder tool in a bid to further reduce infections during the winter period.