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 summary report highlights the key areas from the rapid review of evidence undertaken to support the 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 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.
Revised toolkit provides information to support professionals involved in the commissioning or assurance of health and social care services.
Publication examining how involving nursing and midwifery staff in procurement activities can save time, improve patient care and save money. It has been produced in partnership with NHS Supply Chain and the Clinical Procurement Specialist Network.
Publication describing the contribution that nurses and nursing can make at an international, national and local level to reduce the risk of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Developed to stimulate discussion and ensure nurses are fully involved and engaged with initiatives and actions that impact on AMR.
This publication is being reviewed in 2017. Guidance using practical examples to support health care workers to properly manage the waste produced as part of their role and it recognises the different requirements that arise as a result of the devolved UK health care systems. This publication is supported by Stryker.