Category list : Healthcare-acquired infections
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Nurses play a vital role in the auditing of cleaning and disinfection in healthcare settings, as well as in using audit results to improve patient safety
The consequences of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) reach well beyond patients’ physical health, sometimes leading to soured social relationships, according to UK researchers.
A multidrug-resistant bacterial species that can cause infections in hospitals is becoming increasingly tolerant to the alcohols used in handwash disinfectants, according to Australian researchers.
Nurses have a vital role in ensuring effective decontamination of the healthcare environment and mobile care equipment
New “nanofiber” wound dressings that contain vitamin D hold promise for reducing the risk of surgical site infections (SSIs), according to US researchers.
Patients who have a record of a penicillin allergy are at an increased risk of developing the drug resistant infection MRSA and healthcare-associated infection C difficile, according to researchers.
A new test can identify intensive care patients at highest risk of potentially life-threatening secondary infections, including from antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as MRSA and C difficile, according to UK researchers.
Nurses have been “overlooked and under-utilised” in hospital antimicrobial stewardship programmes (ASPs), according to US researchers.
Primary care nurses are being urged to ask about the severity and regularity of urinary tract symptoms before they prescribe antibiotics, under latest draft guidance, which also advises against cranberry juice.