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National Clinical Guideline Centre (UK). Infection: Prevention and Control of Healthcare-Associated Infections in Primary and Community Care: Partial Update of NICE Clinical Guideline 2. London: Royal College of Physicians (UK); 2012 Mar. (NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 139.)

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Infection: Prevention and Control of Healthcare-Associated Infections in Primary and Community Care: Partial Update of NICE Clinical Guideline 2.

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14Abbreviations

AGREE

Appraisal of Guidelines Research and Evaluation

ANS

Artificial nutrition support

APIC

Association for Professionals in Infection Control

ANTT™

Aseptic non touch technique

BANS

British Artificial Nutrition Survey

BBE

Bare below elbow

BSI

Bloodstream infection

CDC

Centers for Disease Control

C.diff

Clostridium difficile

CFU

Colony forming unit

CI / 95% CI

Confidence interval / 95% confidence interval

CRBSI

Catheter-related Bloodstream Infection

CVC

Central venous catheter

DOH

Department of Health

EF

Enteral feeding

DVT

Deep venous thrombosis

GDG

Guideline Development Group

GP

General Practitioner

GRADE

Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation

HACCP

Hazard analysis and critical control point

HCAI

Healthcare-associated infection

HBV/Hep B

Hepatitis B Virus

HCV/Hep C

Hepatitis C Virus

HCW

Healthcare Worker

HETF

Home enteral tube feeding

HICPAC

Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee

HIV

Human Immunodeficiency Virus

ICER

Incremental cost-effectiveness ratio

ICU

Intensive Care Unit

ISC

Intermittent self-catheterisation

LTC

Long-term urinary catheterisation

MD

Mean Difference

MCID

Minimal clinical important difference

MHRA

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

MID

Minimal important difference

MRSA

Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

N/A

Not applicable

NCGC

National Clinical Guideline Centre

NHS

National Health Service

NICE

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

NPSA

National Patient Safety Agency

N/R

Not reported

NRCT

Non-randomised control trial

NRL

Natural rubber latex

NST

Nutrition support team

PEG

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy

PICC

Peripherally inserted central catheter

PICO

Framework incorporating patients, interventions, comparison and outcome

PPE

Personal protective equipment

PTFE

Polytetrafluoroethylene

QALY

Quality-adjusted life year

RCT

Randomised controlled trial

RR

Relative risk

TPN

Total parenteral nutrition

TSM dressing

Transparent semipermeable membrane dressing

UTI

Urinary tract infection

VAD

Vascular access devices

VIP Score

Visual Infusion Phlebitis Score

VRE

Vancomycin resistant enterococci

vs.

Versus

WHO

World Health Organisation

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