Prevention and control of infection in non-acute healthcare settings Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • This article discusses the main principles of infection prevention and control in non-acute healthcare settings. It explores the use of a set of ten tools developed by the Infection Control Nurses Association (ICNA) to audit infection prevention and control, using the standard statements and criteria within the tools as a checklist. The results of the audit of facilities, commodities and practice using the ICNA audit tools will help staff to identify areas of best practice and areas where improvements are needed to enhance patient care.

authors

  • Jenkinson, Helen
  • Wright, Debbie
  • Jones, Martin
  • Dias, Esther
  • Pronyszyn, Anna
  • Hughes, Kath
  • Hawker, Karen
  • Newsham, Linda
  • O’Donovan, Tracey

publication date

  • June 14, 2006

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