Infection prevention and control: Publications

  • 24 Feb 2020

    Understanding Aseptic Technique

    Publication Code : 007928

    Aseptic technique is recognised as an essential component of all infection prevention programmes but terminology used to define it varies. This publication is an RCN investigation into clinical views to guide the practice of aseptic technique. BD have funded this report. BD has had no influence on, or involvement in its content.

  • 20 Mar 2019

    Glove Awareness Poster

    Publication Code : 007 568

    Downloadable pdf poster offering information about correct glove use and dermatitis. Updated for 2019.

  • 26 Apr 2018

    Tools of the Trade: Guidance for Health Care Staff on Glove Use and the Prevention of Contact Dermatitis

    Publication Code : 006922

    Updated guidance focusing on contact dermatitis, the main work-related skin condition affecting health professionals' hands. Includes information on glove use, infection prevention and control practice, as well as the importance of considering glove use. Deb have supported the development, publication and distribution of the RCN Tools of the Trade guidance and collaborated with the RCN to ensure wide promotion. The sponsors have not had any editorial input into the content, other than a review for factual inaccuracies.

  • 26 Apr 2018

    Signs of Dermatitis

    Publication Code : 006958

    This poster highlights the signs of dermatitis and suggests how to manage it. Deb have supported the development, publication and distribution of this poster and have collaborated with the RCN to ensure wide promotion. The sponsors have not had any editorial input into the content, other than a review for factual inaccuracies.

  • 8 Feb 2018

    Freedom of Information Follow up Report on Management of Waste in the NHS

    Publication Code : 006 683

    This follow-up report presents findings of a Freedom of Information (FOI) survey on waste management by NHS trusts in England. The survey was conducted by the RCN in spring 2017.

  • 17 Nov 2017

    Creating a Strategic Focus to Support the Prevention of Infection

    Publication Code : 006602

    This statement outlines the RCN’s position on priorities for action to support improvements in the preventing infection within health and care settings to accompany revision of the UK strategy on antimicrobial resistance.

  • 15 Nov 2017

    IPC. Information and learning resources for health care staff

    Publication Code : 005499

    Infection prevention and control (IPC) practice is an essential component of health and social care, and policy and guidance is constantly evolving. Research helps to inform the evidence base for this important area of nursing practice. This resource gives you guidance on how to search and find the relevant evidence-based information and guidance you may require to help keep your infection prevention knowledge and practice up-to-date.

  • 15 Nov 2017

    Essential Practice for Infection Prevention and Control

    Publication Code : 005940

    The prevention and management of infection is the responsibility of all staff working in health and social care and is an integral element of patient safety programmes. This updated publication provides important information and guidance on the essential principles of infection prevention and control and highlights why other issues, such as nutrition and hydration, should be viewed as an essential complementary component of nursing practice.

  • 12 Dec 2016

    Infusion therapy standards. Rapid evidence review

    Publication Code : 005702

    This report summarises the rapid review of evidence undertaken to support development of updated RCN Standards for Infusion Therapy. The evidence review was a collaborative project, managed and conducted by the RCN Research and Innovation (Evidence), library and professional practice teams, as well as an RCN contractor (Bazian). The main standards publication is available (005 704).

  • 12 Dec 2016

    Standards for infusion therapy

    Publication Code : 005704

    This edition is currently under review, please use with caution. Revised edition due 2020. This updated edition includes sections which reflect changes in the delivery or commissioning of care since this guidance was last published in 2010. It features dedicated sections on patient safety and quality and patient experiences of infusion therapy. There is also a new section on service development, reflecting the role of commissioning in IV therapy and the continued development of outpatient/home parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPHAT) services.

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