New publication highlights how nurses can apply antimicrobial stewardship competencies in Covid-19 response efforts

Antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) means using antibiotics responsibility to preserve their future effectiveness. The nurse’s role in AMS has always been crucial but during a viral pandemic should this role be given more or less priority? Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) continues to cause widespread devastation globally. Although it is a virus and so…

Congratulations Professor Reilly

Well done to Professor Jacqui Reilly who was presented with her Fellowship of the Faculty of Public Health (FPH) at an awards event in Newcastle last week. Prof Reilly was elected a Fellow through distinction, a level of membership only offered to those who are recognised as distinguished through their significant contribution to public health.…

The continued challenge of Healthcare Associated Infections & Antimicrobial Resistance

Today, a report by Health Protection Scotland (HPS), shows there is still much work to be done in the fight against Healthcare Associaed Infections (HAI). Although some infection rates are decreasing (for example, surgical site infections (SSI) after caesarean section) others such as those in Intensive Care Units, Clostridium difficile and Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections…

Exciting new partnership working

The SHIP team at GCU are hugely excited to be part of SHAIPI (The Scottish Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Institute). This is a new consortium which included Glasgow Caledonian, Glasgow, Strathclyde, St Andrews and Dundee Universities in partnership with clinicians and NHS Stakeholders. It has been awarded a £4,249,749 grant from the Chief Scientist’s Office/Scottish…

Welcome to the SHIP logbook!

Welcome to our new blog. The Safeguarding Health through Infection Prevention (SHIP) research group is led by Professor Jacqui Reilly who has established a strong relationship between Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) laboratory-based research and its application to infection prevention in the National Health Service (NHS). As a multidisciplinary team of researchers, including nurses, microbiologists and…

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