Infection Prevention and Control
News, practice and discussion forums on infection prevention and control
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published draft guidance recommending three different treatment options for some adults with hepatitis C.
Hospital admissions from hepatitis C-related end-stage liver disease and liver cancer continue to rise, according to latest figures highlighted by Public Health England.
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.