Issue : September 2007
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Paul Weaving describes why and how the cleanyourhands campaign is being rolled out into the community
Karen Shaw explains the main differences between seasonal, avian and pandemic influenza viruses and the mode of transmission.
Robert Pratt examines current trends in TB in the UK and strategies to prevent and control the disease.
Author Shila Patel, MSc, BSc, RGN, is clinical nurse specialist, infection control, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust.Patel, S. (2007) Decontaminating to reduce cross-infection. Nursing Times; 103: 38, 50–51.
Authors Ashley Flores, MSc, BSc, Dip Infection Control, RN, is senior nurse infection control, Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. David J. Pevalin, PhD, is senior lecturer, Department of Health and Human Sciences, University of Essex.
Provide patients with their own alcohol handrubs, says chief medical officer - plus other newsSubscription
Patients should be provided with alcohol-based handrubs when they are admitted to hospital, according to the chief medical officer for England.
September 2007 sees a significant development in the field of infection prevention and control, with the launch of the Infection Prevention Society (IPS) across the UK and Ireland. This exciting development completes the transformation of the Infection Control Nurses Association (ICNA) into an organisation that welcomes as full members all professionals who are working in the field of infection prevention and control.
VOL: 103, ISSUE: 31, PAGE NO: 23The Metropolitan Police Service (2007a) has launched a child protection campaign to prevent female genital mutilati…
The sense of sight: Testing visionSubscription
VOL: 103, ISSUE: 31, PAGE NO: 26Marion Richardson, BD, DipN, CertEd, RNT, RN, is principal lecturer, University of HertfordshireThe first two articles in this series examined the physiological process involved in vision. This final article exp…