Follow Us On Facebook


Home Journal of Nursing Publish Search Advertise With Us

Bookmark the RN Journal in your Favorites File for easy reference!



Journal of Nursing : Infection



  • Clinical Considerations for Patients with Active Clostridium difficile Infection
    Donna Boyer,RN,WCC James McShane,BA,RN
    This article addresses the probable significant environmental Clostridium difficile (c. difficile) spore contamination that occurs when patients with active C. difficile infection are utilizing low air loss mattress therapy. We site published works that have proven environmental contamination exists in the absence of low air loss therapy. We assert that by virtue of the mechanism of action of low air loss surfaces, significantly increased environmental soiling is inevitable. Therefore, the risk of spreading infection is significantly increased. We are calling for additional research to determine the extent of increased contamination that occurs when low air low therapy is used on patients with active C difficile infection.
  • TO GOWN OR NOT TO GOWN? 
    TO GOWN OR NOT TO GOWN? FOR MRSA PREVENTION THAT IS THE QUESTION. WHAT IS MRSA? by Amanda Zapka, SN Co-author: Paula Bylaska-Davies, BSN, MSN Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health SciencesTO GOWN OR NOT TO GOWN? FOR MRSA PREVENTION THAT IS THE QUESTION. WHAT IS MRSA?
    The Center for Disease Control (CDC) states that standard precautions should be used for all patients and should be enough to prevent the spread of most MRSA cases. However, in acute-care settings the CDC recommends additional contact precautions be implemented when there are ongoing MRSA transmissions, current infections, previous colonization, and in other special circumstances.
© 2000-2018 RN-Journal.com // Times Publishing, LLC
Use of this website constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service Information, articles, Press Releases, videos, and links are published as a convenience to our visitors. Articles are to be used only as a reference aid. They are not intended to be used as a substitute for the exercise of professional judgment. Any questions or comments about the article should be directed to the author. We take no responsibility and give no guarantees, warranties or representations, implied or otherwise, for the content or accuracy.
Palm Tree Creative