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Infection Prevention and Control

News, practice and discussion forums on infection prevention and control

Deal means meningitis B vaccine set to be in use by September

30-Mar-2015

A vaccine against meningitis B will be available to all babies in the UK after the government agreed a deal with drug manufacturers.

Climate change 'might bring rise in UK mosquito-borne diseases'

Climate change 'might bring rise in UK mosquito-borne diseases'

29-Mar-2015

“Mosquitoes heading for warmer UK,” Sky News reports after a new review predicted climate change will make the UK a more hospitable environment for disease-carrying mosquitoes and ticks, leading to an outbreak of conditions normally seen in more tropical climates.

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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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Healthcare Acquired Infections

Applying the correct procedures when caring for wounds is key to reducing HCAIs

Standardising aseptic technique to avoid HCAIs Subscription Required

9-Mar-2015

Standardised aseptic technique training has improved nurses’ ability to prevent healthcare-associated infections in one hospital and led to better awareness of AT.

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X-rays are used to diagnose active TB

How nurses can support early diagnosis of TB Subscription Required

23-Mar-2015

Tuberculosis is now a significant public health issue, and nurses need to know its signs and symptoms and which groups at increased risk of infection.

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