The enhanced sentinel surveillance of Escherichia coli bloodstream infection (BSI) in England identified the urogenital tract as
the most commonly reported source of infection (51.2%) and prior treatment for
a urinary tract infection (UTI) being the most significant effect that was
associated with UTI as a source.
This quality standard covers managing urinary incontinence in women (aged 18 and over). It covers assessment, care and treatment options and describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.
This guidance is for primary care prescribers in general practice and out of hours settings, including doctors, nurses and pharmacists — those giving first point of contact for urinary tract infections.
The patient information leaflets are designed to be shared with patients during the consultation and aim to facilitate communication between prescriber and patient, and increase patient’s confidence to self-care.
This resource covers nutrition and hydration in relation to the Principles of Nursing Practice and in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council's code. It includes good practice examples and resources about nutrition and hydration, in different settings.
was undertaken in
England and identified the urogenital tract as the most commonly reported
source of infection (51.2%). The report
identified that 21% of all patients either had a urinary catheter in place at
the time of their BSI or had previously had one inserted, removed or
manipulated in the seven days prior to their BSI.
This quality standard covers diagnosing and managing urinary tract infection in adults (aged 16 and over), including adults using urinary catheters. It includes assessment, antibiotic treatment and referral for specialist assessment. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.
The high impact interventions (HIIs) are an evidence-based approach that relate to key clinical procedures or care processes. When these HIIs are performed appropriately they can help reduce the risk of infection. They were developed to provide a practical way of highlighting the critical elements of a procedure or care process, the key actions required and a means of demonstrating assurance.
A comprehensive range of evidence-based recommendations for interventions to be applied during the pre-, intra- and postoperative periods for the prevention of SSIs, while also considering aspects related to resource availability, values and preferences.
These guidelines cover preventing and treating SSIs in adults, young people and children who are having a surgical procedure involving a cut through the skin. It recommends effective methods to use before, during and after surgery to minimise the risk of infection.
These guideline cover preventing, identifying and managing neutropenic sepsis in children, young people and adults receiving treatment for cancer in the community and in secondary and tertiary care. It aims to reduce the risk of infection in people with neutropenia (low number of white blood cells) who are receiving anticancer treatment and improve management of neutropenic sepsis.
This systematic review, reporting the recent findings in epidemiology and antibiotic resistance of bacteraemia in cancer patients, highlights the necessity of local continuous surveillance of BSI and stringent enforcement of antibiotic stewardship programs in cancer patients.
These guidelines cover diagnosing and managing community- and hospital-acquired pneumonia in adults. It aims to improve accurate assessment and diagnosis of pneumonia to help guide antibiotic prescribing and ensure that people receive the right treatment.
These guidelines cover prescribing antibiotics in primary care to children (aged 3 months and older), young people and adults with self-limiting respiratory tract infections. It provides practical strategies for prescribing, identifying who is at risk of serious illness but not investigations or further care for people needing immediate antibiotics.
A range of quality improvement tools to support infection prevention and includes a 'high impact interventions care' for the prevention of ventilator associated pneumonia. Once you've click on this resource, you can find the 'High Impact Interventions' link at the top of the page.
A list of guidelines, systematic reviews and resources/websites that are relevant to topics that are important in prevention and control of GNBSI. The first section is prevention of sepsis which is an essential component of any infection prevention and control programme.
The prevention of sepsis is an essential component of any infection prevention and control programme.
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