Using multimodal strategies to improve hand hygiene compliance in a hospital in Cameroon: a personal experience

Our first blog of 2021 is by Nkwan Jacob Gobte, of Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services.  Jacob is the Research Coordinator of a hand hygiene study being led by the SHIP team in Cameroon. Since the 18th century, hand hygiene has been widely accepted as the main strategy to prevent infections in healthcare facilities. Hand…

Assessing the current evidence for the effectiveness of interventions in improving the review of antibiotic therapy

In a recently published systematic review by SHIP team PhD Student, Ayodeji Matuluko, interventions to improve the review of antibiotic therapy in acute care hospitals have been found to have positive clinical impact in the short to medium term, although there is insufficient evidence of their sustainability in the long-term. The timely review of antibiotic…

Catching the IPCGC bug

This week’s piece provides insights into students’ experiences of a Masters module led by researchers from the SHIP team. The Infection Prevention and Control in a Global Context (IPCGC) module is offered to students in Trimester B of the Masters of Public Health (MPH) programme at Glasgow Caledonian University. Students are given the choice of…

Research nurses: critical members of clinical research study teams: The experience of the ECONI (Evaluation of Cost of Nosocomial Infection) study.

This week’s piece is by Sally Stewart, Research Project Manager ECONI study and SHIP team member/PhD student. The Evaluation of Cost of Nosocomial Infection (ECONI) investigated the cost and impact of Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) or Nosocomial Infection (NI) to patients, the health service and the wider community. To meet this aim, the team developed…

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