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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/254675
Title:
Measuring the nursing and midwifery contribution: update 5
Authors:
National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery
Publisher:
National Council for Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery
Issue Date:
Jan-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/254675
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
In 2007, the Health Service Executive (HSE) launched its strategy Say No to Infection for prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) (HSE 2007). This strategy set out a number of targets for the prevention and control of HCAIs, together with the actions the HSE would need to take to meet them. The targets were to reduce all HCAIs by 20%, MRSA infections by 30% and antibiotic consumption by 20%, all within five years. Two years later the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) published National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare-Associated Infections (HIQA 2009), which highlight the importance of surveillance and monitoring of HCAIs in the prevention and control of these infections. In this update on the nursing and midwifery interventions project commenced by the National Council in 2005 (National Council 2006), clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) in infection control at Kerry General Hospital (KGH) describe how their interventions as nurses and as members of a multidisciplinary infection control team contribute to patient safety at the hospital. Guidance is given by the National Council on framing key performance indicators relevant to infection control.
Keywords:
NURSING; MIDWIFERY

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dc.contributor.authorNational Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwiferyen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-05T22:42:20Z-
dc.date.available2012-12-05T22:42:20Z-
dc.date.issued2011-01-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/254675-
dc.descriptionIn 2007, the Health Service Executive (HSE) launched its strategy Say No to Infection for prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) (HSE 2007). This strategy set out a number of targets for the prevention and control of HCAIs, together with the actions the HSE would need to take to meet them. The targets were to reduce all HCAIs by 20%, MRSA infections by 30% and antibiotic consumption by 20%, all within five years. Two years later the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) published National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare-Associated Infections (HIQA 2009), which highlight the importance of surveillance and monitoring of HCAIs in the prevention and control of these infections. In this update on the nursing and midwifery interventions project commenced by the National Council in 2005 (National Council 2006), clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) in infection control at Kerry General Hospital (KGH) describe how their interventions as nurses and as members of a multidisciplinary infection control team contribute to patient safety at the hospital. Guidance is given by the National Council on framing key performance indicators relevant to infection control.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNational Council for Professional Development of Nursing and Midwiferyen_GB
dc.subjectNURSINGen_GB
dc.subjectMIDWIFERYen_GB
dc.titleMeasuring the nursing and midwifery contribution: update 5en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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