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Infection prevention and control: Publications

publications 19 publications
  • 12 Dec 2016

    Standards for infusion therapy

    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

    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 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 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

    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.

  • 9 Jan 2014

    An RCN toolkit for school nurses

    Supports and develops school nurses in their professional practice, including guidance on school health profiling, infection control, confidentiality, safeguarding children and risk assessment.

  • 12 Dec 2013

    Sharps safety

    Updated guidance covering the law on sharps injuries, including The Health and Safety (Sharps Instruments in Healthcare Regulations 2013) and its underlying principles as well as its requirements on health care providers.

  • 15 Nov 2013

    Creating a safe environment for care

    Publication produced jointly with the Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals (AHCP), defines the relationship between nursing staff and cleaning professionals and the effect this relationship has on the patient environment.

  • 14 May 2013

    The management of diarrhoea in adults

    Guidance developed with patients and health care workers as a holistic document to recognise and support the management of acute diarrhoea in adult patients, regardless of the care setting. This publication has been supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Danone Health Affairs.

  • 23 Jan 2013

    Wipe it out

    Provides an overview of the core elements and rationale for infection practice and associated activities and is applicable to all nurses, midwives and health care assistants, regardless of their practice setting.