We take a look back at some of the largest outbreaks of 2018 and their impacts, read the full story to learn more.
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International Nurses Day: A day in the life of… Helen Bosley, Infection Prevention and Control Matron
To celebrate International Nurses Day we spoke to Helen Bosley, Infection Prevention and Control Matron at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust about her responsibilities, her daily routine and her hobbies.
International Nurses Day: A day in the life of… Leila Hail, Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist in Infection Control
With May 12 marking International Nurses Day we spoke to Leila Hail, Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist in Infection Control at University College Hospital, about her responsibilities, the challenges she faces and an incident involving alcohol gel!
ECCMID18: Additional precautions by healthcare workers might not prevent the spread of ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae
Using contact precautions in addition the to the basic level of infection control might not limit the spread of drug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, according to work presented at ECCMID.
Multi-use patient equipment, such as thermometers, has been linked to one of the largest outbreaks of the emerging drug-resistant fungal pathogen Candida auris to-date.
A new color-coded visual tool is set to make it easier for healthcare workers to measure how well a hospital complies with guidelines.
A novel initiative is working to ensure that approximately 1 billion individuals are vaccinated against yellow fever across 27 African countries by 2026.
Antibiotic Research UK has raised concerns about staff shortages and over-occupancy in UK hospitals, stating this may be increasing the transmission of infections and putting patients in danger.
We take a look back at some of the largest outbreaks of 2017 and their impacts. Read the full story to learn more.
Qualitative interviews to identify burden of illness, impacts and costs associated with surgical site infections
In this study the authors assess the burden of illness, impacts and costs associated with surgical site infections, concluding that SSIs impart a broad and significant impact on both patients and their families.