Chapter

Infection control

Natalie Vaughan and Mitch Clarke

Edited by Jacqueline Randle

in Oxford Handbook of Clinical Skills in Adult Nursing

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780199211043
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199597949 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199211043.003.0004

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Infection control

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Standard precautions - Risk assessment - Hand hygiene - Aseptic non-touch technique (ANTT) - Care of the isolated patient—source isolation - Source isolation for airborne spread - Source isolation for contact and/or air-borne route of spread - Source isolation for faecal–oral spread - Care of the isolated patient—protective isolation - Sharps management - Action to be taken following a sharps injury - Waste management - Management of peripheral intravenous cannulae - Management of fluid administration sets - Specimen collection - Midstream urine - Catheter specimen of urine collection - 24-hour urine specimen collection - Faecal specimen collection - Wound specimen collection - Nasal specimen collection - Throat specimen collection - Aural specimen collection - Conjunctival specimen collection

Chapter.  5764 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Skills

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