Issue : 14 September 2010
View all stories from this issue.
Using the lived experiences of patients with Clostridium difficile infection to improve careSubscription
Creating a better understanding of the needs of elderly patients with Clostridium difficile infection
Using the Waterlow risk assessment tool to predict C difficile infection risk in hospital settingsSubscription
Tackling the spread of C Difficile in a priority for the NHS. A team explain how they adapted and tested the Waterlow score to assess patients at risk of infection
A number of new satellite role in the infection prevention team support clinical specialist nurses, improve practice and increase patients’ confidence in their care
Pregnancy checks before surgerySubscription
An NPSA Rapid Response Report outlines how to ensure that women do not undergo surgical procedures when they are unaware that they are pregnant.
The small details get stuck in the big pictureSubscription
I was chatting to a friend recently who, after two pints of beer and a long night with a teething baby, was describing himself as a “sap”. He had spent the morning folding up cardboard and cleaning out tiny jars for the recycling and, as he was doing it, he was thinking about the giant air conditioning machines in Las Vegas.