Being in hospital could provide an opportunity for nurses to improve poor inhaler technique among young patients admitted for asthma, according to US researchers.
A national handwashing campaign has helped reduce a key cause of infection in Australia’s hospitals and could help other countries do the same, according to researchers.
Men and women are at differing risks of developing surgical site infections depending on the type of operation they undergo, according to new research from Germany.
A nurse will help spearhead efforts to make a hospital trust go paperless after completing a one-year fellowship at NHS Digital.
A substantial proportion of hospital patients and healthcare workers shed the influenza virus before the appearance of clinical symptoms, according to Swiss researchers who examined flu transmission.
Applying hand rub with three steps for 15 seconds is as effective at reducing bacteria as the six steps for 30 seconds recommended by the World Health Organization, according to Swiss researchers.
Nursing staff in intensive care units (ICUs) are regularly missing opportunities to clean their hands during the care of patients, despite its critical importance for infection control, warn researchers.
Most accident and emergency patients with a suspected urinary tract infection (UTI) and who are treated with antibiotics actually lack evidence of this infection, warn UK researchers.
The majority of tourniquets used in peripheral venepuncture may contain microbes which could put patient safety and care quality at risk, warn researchers from Portugal.
The contamination of privacy curtains with multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) is a common problem and could be a source of disease transmission to patients, warn US researchers.