While there have been some significant reductions in infection rates, for real benefits, infection control must stay top of the agenda

Hands are one of the main ways that infections can be spread, so keeping clean is essential, says the National Patient Safety Agency

Are you at risk of a fatal outbreak? asks Helen Clarke from Radio-Tech Ltd

Diane Gilmore of the Association for Perioperative Practice looks at government guidelines on HCAIs

It is essential that organisations know their responsibilities when it comes to legionella prevention in order to avoid prosecution

Legionella Control International’s précis of the Department of Health’s HTM 04 will act as a useful tool

With high levels of HCAIs, and issues of corporate manslaughter and patient choice waiting in the wings, Trust Boards should be sitting up and listening to their cleaners, argues Emma Kilbane

The role of the perioperative practitioner is to ensure that they deliver a high standard of patient care by providing a safe perioperative environment. One of the key components of this principle is infection control

HB talks to Margaret Nyuydzewira, Principal of the College of Venereal Disease Prevention, about how education is key to tackling the global HIV and AIDS epidemic

Diane Gilmour of The Association for Perioperative Practice explains the Code of Practice for infection prevention

Legionnella solutions consultant Stephen Boyce from Radio-Tech discusses ways to combat legionella bacteria in the health service

The Association for Perioperative Practice discusses the changes to decontamination services and the reactions so far

As England’s healthcare watchdog, the Healthcare Commission has pledged tough action on NHS trusts that are failing to take adequate infection control measures

Infection prevention is easy to achieve through diligent hand hygiene. Paul Weaving, NPSA infection control lead reports

MRSA has been the focus of much attention including Government targets, raising awareness for the need to improve infection control performance

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