Essay about Infection Control

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Nursing Procedures Followed to Control and Prevent Nosocomial / Hospital Acquired Infection’s (HCAI’S)

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This essay will explore the subject Infection Control and how Healthcare Professionals control and prevent nosocomial or hospital acquired infections (HCAI’s), defined as an “infection whose development is favoured by a hospital environment, such as one acquired by a patient during a hospital visit or one developing among hospital staff” Oxford Dictionary
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This campaign was introduced into England and Wales due to the established success of a similar methodology used by Pittet et al. in Geneva and its objective was to ensure NHS healthcare workers were performing hand hygiene correctly and at the right time and place, which would contribute to preventing nosocomial infections. This recommendation involved ensuring that alcohol-based products were available and positioned at every bedside and ward entrance. Posters and other publicity materials were used to encourage and remind healthcare workers and service users to use alcohol gels. The compliance of the CYHC was exhilarated through repeated audits and feedback and yet evidence suggests that the mortality rate from MRSA has increased over the last ten years in the UK and is higher in comparison to other European countries, as documented within the research article ‘The CleanYourHandsCampaign: critiquing policy and evidence base’. This may be due to the more aggressive approaches used to prevent nosocomial infections. Gould et al (2006) has advised that the Netherlands used a ‘search and destroy’ approach to dramatically reduce the number of occurrences of MRSA. This approach included an increase in agreement

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