Developing competencies of infection control for new graduate nurses: a comparison between Australia and Taiwan
Globalisation is not just an economic phenomenon. It has important implications across a range of other fields including health care. The emergence of infectious diseases such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and their ability to easily cross national boundaries has focused increasing international attention on the control of such diseases. Nurses hold a major responsibility for infection control as part of their daily health care activities with their patients. They play a major role in ensuring that appropriate practices are in place to meet the required standard of infection control.