Category list : Infection control
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Regular use of disinfectants is linked to a higher risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among nurses, according to a large study looking at thousands of clinicians.
Failure to change gloves is common among nursing assistants and may be a significant cause of the spread of dangerous pathogens in nursing homes and similar settings, according to a US study.
Requiring nurses to wear scrubs with antimicrobial properties does not prevent bacterial contamination from occurring, according to a US study.
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Nurses can help to slow the rapid development of drug-resistant pathogens through the appropriate use of antimicrobials and infection prevention and control measures
Swarm provides a rapid response to patient safety incidents, allowing immediate action and enhancing organisational safety culture. This article comes with a handout for a journal club discussion
A major London hospital trust has sought to distance itself from suggestions that a lack of nursing staff was implicit in an outbreak of the so-called “Japanese fungus” infection Candida auris.
Armed with simple paddle signs, patients and parents can feel empowered to remind clinicians to perform hand hygiene and successfully improve compliance rates, according to US researchers.
Updated guidance has been published on the management and prevention of an emerging fungal pathogen in hospitals and community settings, following an increasing number of cases in the UK that have affected 55 hospitals so far.
To avoid the risks associated with indwelling urinary catheters, an acute trust has increased the use of intermittent catheterisation by standardising bladder management