Category list : Infection control
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A film demonstrating the importance of hand hygiene through a variety of scenarios accompanied by sports style commentary has won an infection control prize in the US.
An interdisciplinary approach to antimicrobial stewardship involving comprehensive blood culture identification (BCID) testing can slash broad spectrum antibiotic use, according to US researchers.
Dirty hospital taps may be helping spread infections as an unintended consequence of clinical staff being encouraged to wash their hands more often, warn researchers.
The emerging threat of Candida aurisSubscription
Candida auris is a species of fungus that grows as a yeast. First identified in 2009 in Tokyo, it can cause serious invasive candidiasis in humans, affecting the bloodstream, central nervous system and internal organs. Patients with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk
Hospital patients on units with too few registered nurses are at increased risk of getting healthcare-associated infections, researchers in the US have found.
UK researchers are leading the way in developing new ways to tackle antibiotic-resistant superbugs, show two new studies.
A team of nurses has created a new online training course to help colleagues spot the signs of sepsis in children, in a bid to fill the “gap” in staff training needs.
Assisting patients with personal hygiene is a fundamental part of nursing care and provides an opportunity for nurses to carry out a holistic assessment of their patient
Nurses are being urged to “think twice” before putting on examination gloves to help reduce waste and the risk of skin problems.
Good hand hygiene is crucial to help prevent healthcare-associated infections. This article, the second in a six-part series, discusses the principles of hand hygiene and the procedure for cleaning the hands with an alcohol-based hand rub