Infection Prevention and Control
News, practice and discussion forums on infection prevention and control
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.
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.
5 Moments For Hand Hygiene
Student nurses must recognise the need to accurately complete patient documents and can learn from their mistakes through simulation and formative feedback.
Healthcare Acquired Infections
There is not enough evidence to suggest that wound dressings prevent surgical site infections in post-operative wounds healing by primary intention.
A harm reduction service for users of intravenous drugs run by mental health nurses developed into wider healthcare services for this vulnerable group.
Sneha and Alexandra found their capacity building elective in Sierra Leone opened their eyes to new learning opportunities
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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.