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Infection prevention and control: Publications

  • 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

    Infusion therapy standards. Rapid evidence review: a summary

    Publication Code : 005703

    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).

  • 12 Dec 2016

    Standards for infusion therapy

    Publication Code : 005704

    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.

  • 27 Jan 2016

    Infection Prevention and Control Commissioning Toolkit

    Publication Code : 005375 ISBN : 9781910672426

    Revised toolkit provides information to support professionals involved in the commissioning or assurance of health and social care services.

  • 10 Dec 2015

    Small changes, big differences: Driving nursing leadership in procurement

    Publication Code : 005400

    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.

  • 28 Aug 2014

    Antimicrobial resistance

    Publication Code : 004681 ISBN : 9781910066812

    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.

  • 17 Apr 2014

    The management of waste from health, social and personal care

    Publication Code : 004187 ISBN : 9781908782502

    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.

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