Meeting the challenge of infection control

Cochrane, Joan (2001) Meeting the challenge of infection control. Nursing Times, 97 (46). p. 50. ISSN 0954-7762

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Abstract

In today’s health care environment, many individuals are susceptible to infections. This impacts upon patient recovery and considerably increases costs to the NHS (National Audit Office 2000).

Infections do not recognise institutional or societal boundaries. All health care workers (HCWs) must embrace the fact that the observance and compliance with the standard principles of infection control practice with all patients at all times will assist in minimising the transmission of infection to patients, staff and visitors (Pratt et al 2001).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B700 Nursing
B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Health, Community and Education Studies > Healthcare
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2012 15:43
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2017 16:57
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/10120

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