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Nursing Update: Special Issue: Infection Prevention and Control - Nursing resources

Nursing Update - Special Issue

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Infection control and prevention

Effectiveness of formal hand hygiene education and feedback on healthcare workers' hand hygiene compliance and hospital associated
infections in adult intensive care units: a systemtic review protocol.

Akanji, J., Walker J. & Christian R. JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep. 2017 May;15(5):1272-1279. doi: 10.11124/JBISRIR-2016-003019.
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How to make hand hygiene interventions more attractive to nurses: A discrete choice experiment
Zhao, Qian et al..PLoS One; San Francisco Vol. 13, Iss. 8,  (Aug 2018)
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“Promises and limitations of a digitalized infection control program“
Romain Martischang et al. Journal of Advanced Nursing, April 2020.
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Effective infection prevention and control: the nurse’s role
Emma Burnett. Nursing Standard, 2018; doi: 10.7748/ns.2018.e11171
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Helping to prevent infection A quick guide for managers and staff in care homes (UK)
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. © NICE 2018. Social Care Institute for Excellence
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A descriptive case study of the changing nature of nurses’ work: The impact of managing infectious diseases requiring isolation
Alyshah Kaba, AndreaBaumann, Camille Kolotylo, Noori Akhtar- American Journal of Infection Control, 45 (2017), pp. 200-202
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Intraoperative and Postoperative Infection Prevention
Karan Goswami.The Journal of Arthroplasty
Volume 35, Issue 3, Supplement, March 2020, Pages S2-S8
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PPE personal protective equipment

Use of personal protective equipment in nursing practice
Nursing Standard, Brown L, Munro J, Rogers .01 April, doi 10.7748/ns.2019.e11260
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(AIM: Stock level and procurement ability depleting and need to rationalise use according to risk and need)
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A Retrospect: PPE Use Then and Now
ICT: Infection control Today, Amber Hogan.
October 11, 2014.
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Surgical, Cotton Masks Equally Ineffective in Blocking COVID-19 Spread, 
Editor, Frank Diamond, ICT: Infection Control Today. 07 April.
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Hospital aquired infections (HAIs)

The Devil is in the Details: Failure to Cap or Scrub the Hub Can Lead to Infection Control Risks
Paparella, Susan F.Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN; Philadelphia Vol. 43, Iss. 4,  (Jul 1, 2017): 362-363.
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Risk factors for catheter‐associated urinary tract infection among hospitalized patients: A systematic review and meta‐analysis of observational studies
Fei Li et al. Journal of Advanced Nursing. Volume 75, March, 2019 Issue 3, pp.517-527. Full text

CoVID 19 articles

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) prevention: Virtual classroom education for hand hygiene
Yuet-Ming Ng et al. Nurse Education in Practice. In press, journal pre-proof, 8th of April 2020. 
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Exploring Nursing Intention, Stress, and Professionalism in Response to Infectious Disease Emergencies: The Experience of Local Public Hospital Nurses During the 2015 MERS Outbreak in South Korea
Asian Nursing Research.Namhee Oh. Volume 11, Issue 3 Sept 2017 Pages 230-236.
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Strengthening ICU health security for a coronavirus epidemic
Mia Jansson et al. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing. Volume 57, April 2020.
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Infection prevention and control during health care when novel coronavirus (nCoV) infection is suspected
WHO. Interim Guide.
COVID-19 and chronological aging: senolytics and other anti-aging drugs for the treatment or prevention of corona virus infection?
Camillo Sargiacomo et al. Aging (Albany NY). 2020 Mar 30.

Australian articles    

Reducing catheter associated urinary tract infections
By Brett G Mitchell. ANMJ, Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal. July 30th, 2019
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Why do nurses miss infection control activities? A qualitative study
Julie Henderson, Collegian. Volume 27, Issue 1 Feb. 2020 Pages 11-17.
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The burden of healthcare-associated infection in Australian hospitals: A systematic review of the literature
Brett G.Mitchell et al. Infection, Disease & Health
Volume 22, Issue 3, September 2017, Pages 117-128
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COVID‐19 precautions: easier said than done when patients are homeless
Lisa J Wood, Andrew P Davies and Zana Khan
Med J Aust || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50571 
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Consensus statement: Safe Airway Society principles of airway management and tracheal intubation specific to the COVID-19 adult patient group
David J Brewster et al. Medical Journal of Australia. 16 March 2020
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Validity testing of a tool for assessing nurse safety behaviour against blood borne infections
Oh, Hyun Soo and Seo, Wha Sook. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, The, Vol. 35, No. 4, Jun/Aug 2018: 24-33.
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Nurse News

COVID-19: diary of an emergency nurse
Nursing Standard. Posted 17 April 2020
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Training Module

New online training module on infection control for all healthcare workers preparing for COVID–19.
AMNJ. March 2020. Australian Department of Health. 
"This training module covers the fundamentals of infection prevention and control (IPC) for COVID–19
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 SVHM Carl De Gruchy Library e-books

Prevention and control of infections in hospitals : practice and theory (2019)

Basic microbiology and infection control for midwives (2019) * Viruses and diseases, basic microbiology, hospital infections, and more.

Infection prevention : new perspectives and controversies (2018)
"Infection prevention on topics, contact precautions, technology implementation, specific infections, and care in various settings.

Challenges in infectious diseases (2013)

Noninvasive ventilation in high-risk infections and mass casualty events (2014)
Overview of pandemics and mass casualty events

Antibiotic policies : controlling hospital acquired infection

Perioperative medical management for total joint arthroplasty : how to control hemostasis, pain and infection (2015) 
Pain management & Infection control.

Vaccinophobia and vaccine controversies of the 21st Century (2013)

**FULL LIST OF INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL - E-books @Carl De Gruchy Library here **

Other e-books - open access providers


"Open textbooks are textbooks that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed.  These books have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality. 

Clinical Procedures for Safer Patient Care
"About the Book
The checklist approach, used in this textbook, aims to provide standardized processes for clinical skills and to help nursing schools and clinical practice partners keep procedural practice current." 

National Hand Hygiene overview






 National Hand Hygiene Initiative Manual
(This manual is through the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in  Health care, ACSQH)
It is a general, national guide which can support local implementation of programs to improve hand hygiene. Please refer to your organisational guidelines and specific outlines of hand hygiene for your clinical practice area,

In the Spotlight

**Every Month Nursing Update will highlight an area of interest. To learn more and explore.**
The Special issue April is looking at :  

undefinedResources for infection control, pandemics, 

Controlling COVID-19 in Australia
(Nursing News blog)

The Importance of Understanding Exponential Growth in a Pandemic

"Exponential growth is the rate of new infections in an epidemic. This rate shows the rise in the number of known cases (that is the number of people who have tested positive to the virus – the true rate is usually much higher but you don’t know the true rate unless you test as many people in the community that you can)" 

Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare (2019) (NCP news blog overview)

(The Nursing CPD Institute (previously known as The Nurses for Nurses Network)

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