Rose Gallagher

Sharps injuries: knowing how to prevent them and understanding your risk

Accidents with needles or blades are a key occupation hazard – find out how to stay safe

Sharps injuries: what nurses need to know about the risks

Training is needed to reduce avoidable injuries and minimise infection risks

PPE is vital, but gloves are no substitute for hand hygiene

Hand hygiene remains the key to preventing the spread of infection

Glove use increases healthcare workers’ risk of developing contact dermatitis

Glove use in patient care: do you know when to wear them and when not to?

They have a place in infection prevention and control, but are no substitute for hand hygiene

Catheter preparation

Aseptic technique: how do we achieve best practice across diverse settings?

The RCN wants your views on shaping a core skill in the absence of evidence


Buying into procurement: the RCN campaign to make better use of health service money

Rose Gallagher reflects on the RCN Small Changes Big Differences campaign and why every healthcare organisation needs a specialist procurement nurse