Category list : Infection control
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Contingency plans have been triggered to ensure NHS trusts are stocked up with enough examination gloves for their staff, following problems with a key supplier based in Europe.
Sinks situated next to patient toilets in hospital rooms may be reservoirs for Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC), increasing the risk of dangerous germ transmission, according to researchers.
A UK nurse expert in infection prevention and control is set to give advice tomorrow at a high-powered US government committee in Washington DC.
Nurses and other health professionals are being urged to step up the fight against drug-resistant “superbugs”.
A third of nurses in Scotland are unaware of the growing threat of a new superbug and think the best screening method will be “unacceptable” to patients, according to a survey by researchers.
An investigation into the design of a flagship hospital in Scotland has been launched after the death of a child who had caught an infection from pigeon droppings while being treated there.
The director of nursing at a trust in North East England has praised staff for helping to reduce the number of patients falling ill with a Clostridium difficile infection while under their care by almost a third.
No children aged under 12 are being allowed to visit a hospital trust at any time at present, in order to try and limit the spread of norovirus in the region.
Community nurse beliefs about infection prevention influence whether they comply with prevention protocols more than their actual knowledge of how to comply, according to new US research.
This article discusses how student assessment can be improved by using a competency assessment tool (CAT), based on the example of the aseptic non-touch technique CAT
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Nursing staff at a hospital trust in Yorkshire are celebrating being a year free of the superbug MRSA for the first time.
A community infection prevention nurse has been named Wales Nurse of the Year at an annual Royal College of Nursing event.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the biggest threats to global health.
Privacy curtains in hospitals can become breeding grounds for resistant bacteria, posing a threat to patient safety, according to a small study from Canada.
Healthcare staff are being urged to ensure only patients with a true penicillin allergy are documented as such to protect them from hospital infections.
Infection prevention is a vital part of our healthcare infrastructure.
Measles is a highly contagious viral illness and the number of cases is rising across Europe. This article provides a summary of how to prevent, identify and report the disease
Nurses play a vital role in the auditing of cleaning and disinfection in healthcare settings, as well as in using audit results to improve patient safety
The 2018/19 flu season is getting nearer. This article sums up what nurses in England need to know to help protect their patients, the wider community and themselves. It comes with a handout for a journal club discussion