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Infection Control

  • Updated:   12/7/2021
  • Contains:  28 items
Here we've gathered articles on infection control topics.
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Best practices for CVAD care

Alspach, Jennie R.

Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!. 20(1):28-36, January/February 2022.

Following evidence-based guidelines for catheter maintenance is essential to promote positive patient outcomes.

The nurse's role in the care of patients with cellulitis

Lucey, Megan; Evans, Michael M.; Riley, Kiernan; More

Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!. 19(6):30-37, November/December 2021.

Get to know this bacterial skin infection that affects the deep dermis and subcutaneous tissue.

Living with Lyme disease: The nurse's role in patient care

Adams, Lucy; Evans, Michael M.; Riley, Kiernan; More

Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!. 19(4):38-45, July/August 2021.

Learn how to recognize posttreatment Lyme disease syndrome, which occurs when Lyme disease symptoms last for more than 6 months after the infection is gone.

Universal mask wearing: Trust me! I'm a labor and delivery nurse

Lasman, Cynthia

Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!. 19(4):22-29, July/August 2021.

Labor and delivery nurses were asked about their perceptions of mask wearing in the clinical setting during the COVID-19 pandemic. Using the survey results as a guide, this article offers evidence-based suggestions to mitigate the impact of mask wearing on communication and connection with patients.

Measles: Resurgence of a once eliminated disease

Perkins, Amanda

Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!. 17(5):26-31, September/October 2019.

Currently, we're seeing the highest number of measles cases in the US since it was declared eliminated. Here's what you should know about this preventable, potentially life-threatening respiratory virus.

Get to know common sexually transmitted infections

Scott, Loni J.; Shannon, Mary

Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!. 17(1):24-30, January/February 2019.

Nurses can have a positive influence on patients impacted by STIs through education about prevention methods.

HIV update: Where are we now?

Shannon, Mary

Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!. 16(5):34-41, September/October 2018.

Although there have been many advances in the past 30 years, HIV remains a healthcare concern throughout the world. Nurses play a critical role in educating patients about HIV transmission, treatment, and prevention, as well as identifying at-risk patients for preexposure prophylaxis.

Immunizations: What nurses should know

Perkins, Amanda

Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!. 16(4):30-37, July/August 2018.

Negative attitudes toward vaccines have existed since they were developed even though they're important for population health. Learn what you can do to educate parents, patients, and families.

Your role in infection prevention

Benson, Sandra; Powers, Jan

Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!. 9(3):36-41, May-June 2011.

Nurses have the unique opportunity to reduce the potential for hospital-acquired infections. Utilizing the skills and knowledge of nursing practice, you can facilitate patient recovery while minimizing complications related to infections. We give you the basic strategies you need for positive patient outcomes.

Protect yourself against bloodborne pathogens

Knoblauch, Marilyn D.

Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!. 8(1):30-40, January-February 2010.

While caring for a patient, you sustain a needlestick injury. What's your risk of contracting a bloodborne disease and how can you protect yourself? We spell it out.



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