Category list : Infection control
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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the biggest threats to global health.
Privacy curtains in hospitals can become breeding grounds for resistant bacteria, posing a threat to patient safety, according to a small study from Canada.
Healthcare staff are being urged to ensure only patients with a true penicillin allergy are documented as such to protect them from hospital infections.
Infection prevention is a vital part of our healthcare infrastructure.
Measles is a highly contagious viral illness and the number of cases is rising across Europe. This article provides a summary of how to prevent, identify and report the disease
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 2018/19 flu season is getting nearer. This article sums up what nurses in England need to know to help protect their patients, the wider community and themselves. It comes with a handout for a journal club discussion
Nuffield Health trains hospital matrons to be effective leaders in infection prevention and control. This initiative won the Infection Prevention and Control category in the 2017 Nursing Times Awards
This article explains when wound cleansing is appropriate and how to select a cleansing solution. It comes with a self-assessment enabling you to test your knowledge after reading it
Staff shortages and hospital overcrowding have contributed to an apparent increase in sepsis death by more than a third in two years, according to a UK safety expert.