Category list : Infection control
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Young children with pneumonia should be prescribed zinc supplements to substantially reduce their risk of dying, a study suggests.
Treating young children with suspected serious bacterial infection with zinc in addition to standard antibiotics significantly reduces the likelihood of treatment failure, according to Indian research published in The Lancet.
“Zinc supplements can reduce the severity and length of cold symptoms,” reported the Daily Express. It said that taking zinc syrup, lozenges or tablets within a day of developing symptoms helps people fight off colds quicker.
'Zero-tolerance HCAI policies are unrealistic'Subscription
The term “zero-tolerance” has become increasingly popular since its emergence in policing in the 1990s.
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been told that it requires improvement by the Care Quality Commission, with a need to ensure it has enough “suitably skilled and experienced staff”.
Chronic wounds arise when the normal healing process has stalled. Interventions based on patients’ individual history can set them on the path to healing
Selecting the right dressing is vital for optimum wound healing and nurses can navigate the many options available by understanding how some key dressings work
‘Nurses at any stage of practice could benefit from this book as it provides good evidence based data when considering tissue viability and holistic assessment.’
Wound dressings inhibit microorganism growth Subscription
US researchers have identified the microorganisms that wound dressings impregnated with silver are most effective against.
A study in this week’s NT considered student nurses’ attitudes to glove use, it found that many appeared to lack a clear rationale for when glove use is appropriate