How to ensure better infection control in the patient's home

Stephen-Haynes, J. (2014) How to ensure better infection control in the patient's home. Journal of Community Nursing, 28 (3). pp. 76-80. ISSN 02634465 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Infection prevention and control is an enormous challenge within the hospital environment, but with the changing face of the NHS meaning that more complex care is being provided in the community and within patients' homes, the goal of zero tolerance of preventable healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) is even more of a challenge. So-called 'super-bugs' put a tremendous strain on NHS resources, as well as compromising patients' recovery, quality of life and wellbeing, and are increasingly being seen in the community. This article looks at the provision of infection control in the community and how nurses need to organise services that involve patients in their own care. It also investigates the use of a range of infection control products, including a wash cap (octenisan® wash cap [schülke]), specifically designed for use in immobile patients. © 2014 Wound Care People Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antiseptics, Infection control, Personal hygiene, Wash caps
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Divisions: UoA Collections > UoA 03: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing & Pharmacy
Depositing User: Yasser Nawaz
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2017 10:13
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2017 10:13
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1936

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