Tag Archives: Infection Prevention and Control

Use of Quality Standards to Improve Practice in Care Homes for Older People (NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published a brief resource explaining how NICE quality standards fit together and relate to improvement initiatives relating to care homes. It explains how to use NICE quality standards to … Continue reading

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NICE Quality Standard QS61: Infection Prevention and Control (NICE)

Summary Last month, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published the quality standard “Infection prevention and control (QS61)”, which covers the prevention and control of infection in people receiving healthcare, whether in primary, community or secondary care … Continue reading

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Growing Concern Over New Antibiotic-Resistant Hospital Infections: Klebsiella Pneumoniae Carbapenemase (BBC News)

Summary There is rising concern about the drug-resistant superbug called Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC), which is reported to have caused sixteen deaths in Manchester during the past four years. KPC causes urinary tract infections and pneumonia in patients with suppressed … Continue reading

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Code of Conduct and National Minimum Training Standards for Healthcare Support Workers (Skills for Health and Skills for Care)

Summary Skills for Health and Skills for Care were sponsored by the Department of Health in 2011 to develop a Code of Conduct and a set of National Minimum Training Standards for healthcare support workers. Read more: Code of Conduct and … Continue reading

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