Minimising central venous catheter-associated bloodstream infections: 'Matching Michigan' in England

Richardson, Annette (2009) Minimising central venous catheter-associated bloodstream infections: 'Matching Michigan' in England. Nursing in Critical Care, 14 (3). pp. 105-106. ISSN 13621017

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1478-5153.2009.00337.x

Abstract

Health care-acquired infections (HCAIs) are a major concern for the National Health Service (NHS) and health systems worldwide. At international level, the importance of patient safety has encouraged the development of many new improvement programmes, including practice changes to reduce the risk of patients contracting HCAIs. In the UK, the importance of clinical engagement is emphasized in the Health and Social Care Act (Department of Health (DH), 2008a, p. 2), which states: ‘Effective prevention and control of HCAI has to be embedded into everyday practice and applied consistently by everyone’. This objective was reinforced in the Saving Lives document (DH, 2007a) and the Clean, Safe Care Programme (DH, 2008b), which provide guidance on methods for reducing the burden of HCAIs. Agencies and professional organizations have also had to consider how to avoid overwhelming staff with new initiatives and dealing with competing demands for safer care with higher throughput.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: A300 Clinical Medicine
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Health, Community and Education Studies > Education and Lifelong Learning
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2009 14:34
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:42
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1297

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