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Meeting the challenge of infection control

VOL: 97, ISSUE: 46, PAGE NO: 50Joan Cochrane, MSc, RGN, RM, NDN (Cert), Adv.Dip. Health Sciences, is senior lecturer in infection control, University of NorthumbriaMany patients are vulnerable to infections in all health care settings. This can delay their recovery or can even prove fatal. Infections also considerably increase costs to the NHS (National Audit Office, 2000).

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