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Infection Prevention and Control

News, practice and discussion forums on infection prevention and control

Antibiotic for skin infections approved in Scotland

10-Aug-2015

A new antibiotic for the treatment of MRSA-related skin infections has been approved for use by the NHS in Scotland along with drugs for asthma and HIV.

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Best ways to allay parental concerns about vaccines

4-Aug-2015

Highlighting facts about the dangers of diseases can positively change sceptical parents’ attitudes to immunisation as opposed to approaches that focus on debunking vaccine myths, say US researchers.

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Using simulation to aid students’ documentation

Using simulation to aid students’ documentation Subscription Required

16-Feb-2015

Student nurses must recognise the need to accurately complete patient documents and can learn from their mistakes through simulation and formative feedback.

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TB and infection control nurses 'need clearer career pathways'

Specialist nurses working in infection prevention and control, and also tuberculosis treatment lack clearly defined career pathways and a standardised set of competencies for their roles, which is causing problems for workforce planning and recruitment, a study has indicated.

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