Catheter-related blood stream infections and life-threatening hospital acquired infections present a challenge for healthcare professionals across the world, but with the right strategies they are also the most preventable. Annie May reports.
Nurses and other health professionals need to move from infection control to infection prevention to minimise the number of healthcare-associated infections. This was one of the key messages from UK IV therapy expert Andrew Jackson's webcast, created specifically for nurses who manage IV lines and vascular access physicians, and broadcast last month. "It is a simple change, but replacing that one word has changed my practice. It's all about prevention, not control," Jackson, who was the UK's first IV nurse consultant, told the audience.In Australia for a one-week educational visit, Jackson...
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