Category list : Infection control
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A series of nurse-led innovations to increase awareness of sepsis at an acute trust have seen the numbers of patients diagnosed and treated for it increase, while the mortality rate has decreased.
A pioneering and potentially life-saving project to give nurses and other staff the skills to spot the first signs of sepsis has now been rolled out across all wards at a Midlands hospital.
Everything you need to know about intermittent catheterisation and how to train patients in its use
A US study has been hailed a potential breakthrough in the treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile by paving the way for a pill to tackle the deadly superbug.
Hospital room floors may be an overlooked source of infection that staff need to be aware of, according to US researchers.
Multi-drug resistant bacteria are living in hospital sink drainpipes, putting them in close proximity to vulnerable patients, warns a team of US researchers.
A private hospital in Kent has been told it must improve after being given the Care Quality Commission’s lowest rating for its standards of safety and leadership.
’This book should certainly be read by all nursing students regardless of where their nursing placements are.’
A neonatal sepsis risk calculator developed in the US has safely reduced antibiotic use by nearly 50% in newborns, according to researchers.
Vaccines work by triggering an immune response that prevents infection from occurring. Nurses in all settings should promote their use as part of the strategy to reduce antimicrobial resistance