International Infection Prevention Week 2016

International Infection Prevention Week 2016

 The International Infection Prevention week is the 3rd full week in October every year - a good time to share some of our relevant Cochrane evidence.

Blogs

Central venous catheters: latest evidence for nursing practice on Evidently Cochrane

Replacing peripheral venous catheters: have you ditched the routine? on Evidently Cochrane

Getting evidence into nursing practice: replacing the routine on Evidently Cochrane

Vaccines for Preventing Rotavirus Diarrhoea: Vaccines in Use on  Cochrane Child Health blog


Tweetchat

There is a @WeNurses chat on Thursday 20th October at 8pm BST on the use of gloves & aprons for infection prevention & the (lack of) evidence. It’s guest hosted by two infection specialist nurses and will use the hashtag #wenurses. Details here.

Blogshots

Click on the title or image to go to the full Cochrane Review.

Gloves for preventing percutaneous exposure injuries in healthcare workersGloves for preventing percutaneous exposure injuries in healthcare workers CD009573 http://bit.ly/2e7hOFA

Personal protective equipment for preventing infection in healthcare workers

Personal protective equipment for preventing infection in healthcare workers CD011621 http://bit.ly/2dODtr7

 Dressings for central venous catheters

Dressings for CVCs - CD010367 - bit.ly/1XrO0aQ

 How often should central venous access device dressings be changed?

CV dressings - CD009213 - bit.ly/20Vc1p2

 Gloves, gowns and masks for preventing transmission of MRSA in hospital

Gloves, gowns and masks for preventing transmission of MRSA in hospital CD007087 http://bit.ly/2dxZUeD

 Pre-operative showering or bathing

Pre-operative showering or bathing -CD004985- bit.ly/1OpeogJ

Antimicrobial dressings for newborns with CVCs

Antimicrobial dressings for newborns with CVCs - CD011082 - bit.ly/1T9LKQ5

When to replace peripheral venous catheters

When to replace peripheral venous catheters -CD007798- bit.ly/1WEprSe

Antimicrobial coated central venous catheters to reduce infections

Antimicrobial coated central venous catheters to reduce infections - CD007878 http://bit.ly/2aLFRsP

Timing of IV prophylactic antibiotics for women having caesarean delivery

 Skin preparation for preventing infection following caesarean section

Antibiotic prophylaxis versus no prophylaxis for preventing infection after cesarean section