Spencer F (2013) The infection prevention nurse as change agent. Nursing Times; 109: Online issue.
“This article describes my role as an infection prevention and control nurse in helping staff to change practice and increase compliance with a local protocol to reduce the risk of bloodstream infection with meticillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemias associated with Hickman-line insertion. It highlights the importance of using a change-management tool to implement and sustain change.”
What do you think?
- Are infection prevention nurses in a position to influence change?
- How do wards and units react to further infection control measures being introduced?
- Is enough done to reduce and prevent hospital-acquired infections?