Microbe Matters: Part 1

  • Helen Louise Loudon Quality Mx Systems
Keywords: Infection control, intensive care, medical & surgical nursing


This is the first of a two-part series of microbial fact sheets on some of the common hospital pathogens which cause healthcare-associated infections. The objectives are to revive the reader’s interest in the microbiological aspects of infection prevention and control by explaining the clever pathogenic and survival strategies used by microorganisms, as well as the rationale for the practical measures which should be implemented at unit level to prevent and/or contain their spread.

Author Biography

Helen Louise Loudon, Quality Mx Systems
RN. N(Ed) CICN Quality Mx Systems
Infection Control/Communicable diseases