Infection control and universal precautions, A nursing perspective.

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The principle of infection control is something that is becoming increasingly important in hospitals and healthcare settings. This is primarily because of the hardship and suffering it causes to the patient who acquires an infection whilst in hospital and also because of the cost it brings to our already under funded hospitals from increased stays and healthcare workers falling ill. The author will discuss the principal of infection control and by demonstrating the effectiveness of …

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