Category list : Infection control
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To avoid the risks associated with indwelling urinary catheters, an acute trust has increased the use of intermittent catheterisation by standardising bladder management
This article, the third in a four-part series, describes the procedure for collecting a faecal specimen from a patient with diarrhoea
Staff in care homes must be trained in outbreak prevention, preparedness, detection and management. This article is accompanied by a self-assessment questionnaire so you can test your knowledge after reading it
The extreme pressure on nursing and other NHS staff is making it harder for them to act quickly to prevent life-threatening sepsis, according to one survivor who lost all his limbs to the condition.
The techniques used to clean and sterilise flexible ureteroscopes leave behind contamination including debris, residue, and bacteria, according to a small study.
NHS England’s medical director is considering new safety measures for acute trusts after a patient died from drinking alcohol rub.
A team of “champions” is being enlisted across Morriston Hospital, as part of a new campaign highlighting sepsis that also includes mandatory training and an updated screening tool.
Infection prevention leaders have called for more investment in services, after around a third of clinicians taking part in a survey reported seeing reductions in their specialty over the past two years.
As both the president of the Infection Prevention Society and deputy director of infection prevention control at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, it’s clear that Dr Neil Wigglesworth is a busy man who wears many hats
Cool water removes the same amount of harmful bacteria as hot, according to small study on handwashing.