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