Occupational Health Nursing
News and practice for occupational health nurses
Protecting staff and patients from infection is vital so all staff who may have to use personal protective equipment must know how to use and remove it correctly
An evaluation of health promotion training provided to nurses at a trust showed that it has helped the nurses to review their own lifestyles
Influenza is highly contagious but myths about the flu vaccine may lead to nurses declining vaccination, putting them at risk of transmitting the virus to their patients
The rise in glove use in healthcare has been accompanied by increasing reports of dermatitis. Royal College of Nursing guidance advises on how and when to use gloves.
Many student nurses fear disclosing information about disability or health. This study explored their concerns and developed a web zone to improve knowledge
Nursing staff continue to be at risk of exposure to bloodborne viruses from sharps injuries, with figures showing a rise in staff reporting these incidents.
A new approach to training nurses in moving and handling has led to a 92% reduction in injuries among students on practice placements, according to its creators.
More than 60% of nurses say they have suffered the side-effects of work-related stress, such as physical or mental health problems in the past year.
The NHS is still failing to attach enough importance to the health and wellbeing of its nursing workforce, but the picture is improving, according to results from our latest annual survey.
Around half of nursing staff remain in the dark about how to deal with a patient with ebola, our survey suggests.
The 5th POINTERS (Prevention of Occupational Infection, Treatment and Exposure Reporting Strategies) Conference highlights the prevention of bloodborne viruses (BBVs) in the healthcare setting.
In advance of the Queen’s Nursing Institute’s annual conference, I have been reflecting on the collective power of community nurses to improve the health of our nation - and when I say “community nurses” I mean nurses across the whole range of specialties.
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This article describes standard principles for infection prevention and control focusing on hospital environmental hygiene and hand hygiene, both of which are crucial to the prevention of healthcare associated infection (HCAI). The guidelines do not address the additional infection control requirements of specialist settings, such as the operating department or for outbreak situations.