Category list : Infection control
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Sepsis care is improving in NHS accident and emergency departments but treatment needs to be faster, according to a new audit.
Critical care nurses in Kent say they are successfully using social media to share best practice and ideas, including when it comes to raising awareness of potentially deadly sepsis.
Overcrowded accident and emergency departments, symptomatic of the NHS, especially in winter, can lead to vital delays in patients receiving treatment for sepsis, warn US researchers.
More rapid hospital treatment of sepsis improves patient outcomes and gives support to mandatory protocols, suggests US research.
This article describes how to safely remove an indwelling urinary catheter and ensure good patient care before, during and after the procedure
As a student nurse I got used to being thrown in at the deep end and to starting a ward placement on nights with just an agency staff nurse or ending up in charge of wards at weekends. We were a pair of hands, counted in the numbers and were expected to hit the ground running.
Sensors in soap dispensers could soon be used to check whether nurses have washed their hands, the first trust to trial “TeleTracking” technology in the NHS has told Nursing Times.
Taking some common types of antibiotics in early pregnancy can double the risk of miscarriage, according to a new study in Canada.
A growing number of cases of a bloodstream infection dubbed the “nightmare bacteria” should be of increasing concern for the health service, nurse infection control experts have warned.
Around a quarter of nursing home residents are colonised with drug-resistant bacteria, a study by US nurse researchers has suggested.