Nosocomial infection

Nosocomial infection

Nosocomial infections often occur in hospital

From this CPD module on nosocomial infection you will learn:

  • The consequences of nosocomial infections
  • How infective organisms are spread
  • Who is susceptible to hospital-acquired infections
  • The role of antibiotic resistance, MRSA and Clostridium difficile in nosocomial infection

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As someone working in a community pharmacy, you won’t need to examine or treat patients suffering from nosocomial infection. You may, however, be asked – by patients or their carers – about the risks, treatments and aftercare.

This module will prepare you for these questions, and provide you with answers that ensure you can have meaningful discussions about this subject.

What is a nosocomial infection?

Nosocomial is the term used to describe infections if they acquired while in hospital, specifically those

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