Category list : Infection control
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Rigorous hand hygiene-intervention practices can lower mortality, antibiotic prescription rates in nursing homes, according to findings from a French study.
Nottingham University Hospitals has put in place robust infection prevention and control measures to keep the influenza virus at bay this winter
How safe is the laundering of uniforms by staff at home? What can be done to reduce the risk of bacterial survival and contamination? This article comes with a handout for a journal club discussion
A first year nursing student who nearly died from sepsis is determined to use her experience to educate others about the condition and has helped organise a ground-breaking training event.
External fixator devices often cause pin site infection. Thorough care and assessment of pin sites, and prompt treatment of infection, are needed. This article is accompanied by a self-assessment questionnaire so you can test your knowledge after reading it
Nurses sing about sepsis to raise awareness at ChristmasVideoSubscription
A hospital choir of nurses and other health professionals are hoping to raise awareness of sepsis this Christmas with an innovative reworking of a popular carol.
The inventors of a new type of catheter have been presented with a “clinical impact” award by a leading body of engineers.
The inventors of a new catheter claim it could solve one of “the biggest problems” in community nursing and reduce discomfort, embarrassment and complications for millions of patients.
Treatment for the antibiotic resistant bacteria Klebsiella pneumoniae could lie within the bodies’ natural defences, according to researchers from the UK and Austria.
In an exclusive opinion piece for Nursing Times to coincide with World Antibiotic Awareness Week, health secretary Jeremy Hunt sets out progress so far in the new war on superbugs announced by the government last year.