Infection prevention and control (QS61) – NICE Quality Standard – April 2014

Posted on April 17, 2014. Filed under: Infection Control | Tags: |

Infection prevention and control (QS61) – NICE Quality Standard – April 2014

News release: “NHS must renew hygiene efforts to tackle “unacceptable and avoidable” infection rates” – 17 April 2014

Extract:

“This latest NICE quality standard contains six statements designed to reduce infection rates, including a statement recommending that patients should be looked after by healthcare workers who always clean their hands thoroughly, both immediately before and immediately after contact or care.

The quality standard also aims to tackle the growing threat of antibiotic resistance by recommending that antibiotics be prescribed only in accordance with local antibiotic formularies – as part of a system to stem resistance of infections to antibiotics.”

… continues on the site

 

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