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Is enough done to reduce hospital-acquired infections?

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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?
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Readers' comments (2)

  • i think the infection control nurse has a important role but not enough

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  • Anonymous

    we had a specialist infection prevention department with a team of nurses and let by medical professor who visited the wards regularly in an advisory capacity and conducted research and published hospital policies and guidelines. they were always on call for any specific questions (university hospital).

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