Category list : Infection control
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For the first time, researchers say they have shown that “electric bandages” can fight biofilm infection and aid the fights against growing antimicrobial resistance.
The sharing of key health service data on the use of antibiotics is “disappointingly” low with frontline nurses and other staff, a progress report on antimicrobial stewardship in England has warned.
Dr Cheryl Etches, chief nurse and deputy chief executive of The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, has announced that she will be retiring from the NHS at the end of March 2018.
Candida auris is an emerging fungal threat globally. Public Health England has updated guidance on its prevention and management to counter its spread in hospitals and the community
A new national campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of sepsis has been announced by ministers in Scotland.
Older people who use steroid inhalers for asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are more likely to experience particular bacterial infections, according to a large Canadian study.
Skin preparation, wound hygiene and sharing data on outcomes appear to be more important factors than adherence to dress codes for reducing infections following surgery.
Nursing Times has launched a new learning resource for nurses to coincide with World Sepsis Day on 13 September 2017.
Thousands of community nurses, healthcare assistants in care homes and health visitors can expect training on how to look out for signs and symptoms of sepsis, as part of a renewed drive to improve treatment of the condition.
Nurses at one of the largest hospital trusts in England have highlighted how the experience of one of their patients sparked a new initiative to prevent sepsis, which will be featured in a television programme on the condition.