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Healthcare-associated infections can have devastating consequences for patients and be costly for providers. A new Nursing Times Learning unit, funded by Medipal, focuses on key principles of infection prevention and control
Rigorous hand hygiene-intervention practices can lower mortality, antibiotic prescription rates in nursing homes, according to findings from a French study.
Failure to change gloves is common among nursing assistants and may be a significant cause of the spread of dangerous pathogens in nursing homes and similar settings, according to a US study.
Requiring nurses to wear scrubs with antimicrobial properties does not prevent bacterial contamination from occurring, according to a US study.
A trust in London has “significant shortages” of medical, nursing and allied health professional staff in most departments, which are affecting care delivery and patient safety, according to regulators.
A major London hospital trust has sought to distance itself from suggestions that a lack of nursing staff was implicit in an outbreak of the so-called “Japanese fungus” infection Candida auris.
Armed with simple paddle signs, patients and parents can feel empowered to remind clinicians to perform hand hygiene and successfully improve compliance rates, according to US researchers.
NHS England’s medical director is considering new safety measures for acute trusts after a patient died from drinking alcohol rub.
Cool water removes the same amount of harmful bacteria as hot, according to small study on handwashing.
A growing number of cases of a bloodstream infection dubbed the “nightmare bacteria” should be of increasing concern for the health service, nurse infection control experts have warned.