Understanding the principles of infection prevention and control

Wynn, MO ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9021-4747 2021, 'Understanding the principles of infection prevention and control' , Nursing Standard, 36 (5) , pp. 61-66.

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Abstract

Nurses have a crucial role in infection prevention and control. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has emphasised the importance of controlling the spread of infections, while reinforcing the challenges involved in the care of patients who already have an infection. This article discusses important elements of theory and practice related to infection prevention and control. The author also explores various areas that have come to prominence as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including measures such as risk assessment, the use of personal protective equipment, the role of surveillance, and outbreak management. [Abstract copyright: © 2021 RCN Publishing Company Ltd. All rights reserved. Not to be copied, transmitted or recorded in any way, in whole or part, without prior permission of the publishers.]

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: ** From PubMed via Jisc Publications Router **Journal IDs: eissn 2047-9018 **Article IDs: pubmed: 33899381; pii: e11729 **History: accepted 10-03-2021
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: Nursing Standard
Publisher: Royal College of Nursing Publishing (RCNi)
ISSN: 0029-6570
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Date Deposited: 10 May 2021 10:18
Last Modified: 10 May 2021 10:18
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/60244

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