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COVID-19 outbreak management in a mental healthcare setting

An outbreak has been defined as two or more confirmed cases of COVID-19, or clinically suspected cases of COVID-19, among individuals associated with a specific setting with onset dates within 14 days...

The experience and psychological impact of a sharps injury on a nursing student population in the UK

The aims of this study were to explore the experience and psychological impact of sustaining a sharps injury within a nursing student population in the UK..

Biofilm and catheter-related bloodstream infections

Biofilm can explain the clinical findings most often seen with CRBSIs, yet biofilm is poorly understood within medicine. In the early 1980s, the name biofilm was given to observations of bacteria...

Control of a multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii outbreak

Key dates in the outbreak are shown in Figure 1. The outbreak lasted 9 months from April 2015 to January 2016 and was declared closed on 12 January 2016. However, a further two cases were identified...

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