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1. a person, usually a woman, who tends the sick, injured, or infirm
2. Zoology a worker in a colony of social insects that takes care of the larvae
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What does it mean when you dream about a nurse?

Dreaming of a nurse suggests a need to be taken care of and to be healed. It also sometimes indicates a healing is in progress. This dream also implies that strained or unpleasant conditions are being set aright.

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Infection control nurses decision-making ranging 60-70% was also indicated for the following tasks: staff training, monitoring and registering infections and identifying and containing epidemic outbreaks.
The infection control nurse was not amused; she suggested in a manner defying reply that I was breaching infection control principles by my theatrical vagrancy.
It was thought up by infection control nurses Sarah Mimmack and Laura Ludman at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, in Bristol Road South, Northfield, which have helped the trust have such low figures of MRSA and C.diff, they are among the best in the country.
Catherine Cook, the hospital's infection control nurse, said hands should be cleaned "before you touch a patient and after you touch a patient".
"From the start, we placed these gels where sinks were not available, such as on isolation carts, linen carts, medication carts and resident kitchens," said Adrienne Camara, infection control nurse for the veterans' home and chair of the Long Term Care section of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, an international organization with more than 110 chapters in the United States.
Thereafter, infection control was supervised weekly by an infection control nurse and every 3 weeks by an infectious-disease specialist.
The hospital had a medical records department, a staff of utilization coordinators, and an infection control nurse before the profile system was established and added a quality assurance/risk management coordinator shortly after it began to develop the physician practice profiles.
I became an infection control nurse in 1995 and went to work at Pontefract General Infirmary and then St James's Hospital in Leeds before returning back to the trust in 1999.
Infection control nurse Kate Prevc said: "Cleaning your hands is vitally important when people come to hospital so we can keep the spread of infections like MRSA down.
"Cards and cuddly toys are lovely but they can get in the way of the regular and thorough cleaning that takes place daily in our hospitals," said Senior Infection Control Nurse Carmel Edwards.
Senior infection control nurse Carmel Edwards said: "Cards and cuddly toys are lovely but they can get in the way of regular cleaning.
Infection control nurse Angela Williams used a UV light "glow bug" to teach young patients at Heartlands Hospital how important it is to clean their hands thoroughly.

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