Effective infection prevention and control: the nurse's role

Emma Burnett (Lead / Corresponding author)

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    Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance are significant threats to public health. As resistant organisms continue to emerge and evolve, and antimicrobial agents become less effective, infection prevention and control remains a vital aspect of maintaining public health, particularly among vulnerable patient groups such as older people and young children. Because of the increasing complexity of healthcare treatments and interventions, patients are becoming increasingly susceptible to healthcare-associated infections and resistant organisms. This article outlines some of the challenges that nurses may experience in ensuring effective infection prevention and control, and how these can be addressed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)68-72
    Number of pages5
    JournalNursing Standard
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 2018


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