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Infection Prevention

Using photon disinfection technologies for reducing bioburden in hospitals

Infected patients, healthcare workers and visitors, whether diagnosed or asymptomatic, all contaminate surfaces, medical devices and other people, compromising the microbiological safety of healthcare...

Hand hygiene: simplify the procedure and support staff to comply

‘Semmelweis's plea for extension was not granted and the concept of handwashing was not continually implemented after his departure from the obstetric clinic in 1849.’

An overview of Clostridioides difficile and faecal microbiota transplant: implications for nursing practice

Antibiotic therapy has been the cornerstone of treatment approaches for most infectious cases for half a century. Coupled with improved sanitation and increasing health literacy, antibiotics have...

Taking a novel approach to educating staff on infection prevention

The aim of the project led by the harm-free care nurse specialist for UTI and CAUTI prevention (Amy Griffiths) was to implement and promote best practice for UTI and CAUTI and to reduce the number of...

Horizontal approaches to infection prevention: daily chlorhexidine gluconate bathing

The benefits of CHG bathing as part of a broader, horizontal approach have been demonstrated by the reduction of HAIs across acute care facilities and subsequent financial savings that the protocol...

Using clinical surveillance software to support effective infection prevention and control for managing COVID-19

‘Ongoing opportunities to harness and embed new technologies, to link and integrate our data, and improve our surveillance.’.

Kicking the glove habit

Through my work with NIVAS, I spent quite a bit of time in 2022 talking about glove use in clinical practice. I've had time to reflect on my own practice and practice nationally within the IV therapy...

Synergist effect of antiretroviral therapy adherence and viral load suppression on quality of life of people with HIV/AIDS

Table 1 presents the respondents' demographic characteristics. The 129 patients with HIV/AIDS who participated in this research showed no significant differences regarding age, occupation, sex,...

Intentional non-adherence in the context of antiretroviral therapy

‘An individual's perception of their position in life in the context of the culture and value systems in which they live and in relation to their goals, expectations, standards and concerns.’ .

HIV: no one is safe until we are all safe

Over the past 2 years the pandemic has dominated the world's attention, leading to a focus on health and how pandemics can impact on the lives and livelihoods of individuals. We have once again seen,...

A brief guide to immunisation and the immunocompromised child or young person

During immunosuppression, the normal function of the immune system is inhibited. Treatments, such as chemotherapy, disrupt the normal function of the cell cycle, which consequently causes...

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