NZ Infection Prevention and Control Research Review Issue 1

In this issue:

Peripheral IV catheters can be removed as clinically indicated
Universal decolonisation is effective in routine ICU practice
Disinfecting caps reduce line contamination and infection
Consultants have most influence over hand-hygiene practices
HHNZ programme improves hand-hygiene compliance
Contact isolation not so depressing
Hand-hygiene programme effective in long-term care facilities
Poor adherence to facialprotective equipment use by nurses
Lean methods improve surgical sterile-instrument processing
Risks of detergents for cleaning dental equipment revealed

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