Dinah J Gould

Summary

Affiliation: City University
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi Infection control: the environment and service organisation
    Dinah J Gould
    St Bartholomew s School of Nursing and Midwifery, City University, London
    Nurs Stand 20:57-65; quiz 66. 2005
  2. ncbi Legionnaires' disease
    Dinah Gould
    School of Nursing, City University, London
    Nurs Stand 17:41-4. 2003
  3. ncbi Hand hygiene technique
    Dinah Gould
    City Community and Health Sciences, City University, London
    Nurs Stand 22:42-6. 2008
  4. ncbi An overview of molluscum contagiosum: a viral skin condition
    Dinah Gould
    City University, London
    Nurs Stand 22:45-8. 2008
  5. ncbi Audit and research: similarities and differences
    Dinah Gould
    City University London
    Nurs Stand 22:51-6; quiz 58. 2008
  6. doi Using the cascade model to improve antenatal screening for the hemoglobin disorders
    Dinah Gould
    City University London, London, UK
    J Contin Educ Health Prof 32:181-6. 2012
  7. ncbi Causes, prevention and management of surgical site infection
    D Gould
    School of Health Sciences, City University, London
    Nurs Stand 26:47-56; quiz 58. 2012
  8. ncbi Skin flora: implications for nursing
    Dinah Gould
    City University London
    Nurs Stand 26:48-56; quiz 58. 2012
  9. ncbi Effective strategies for prevention and control of Gram-negative infections
    Dinah Gould
    St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery, City University, London
    Nurs Stand 23:42-6. 2009
  10. ncbi Management of Norovirus gastroenteritis in the community
    Dinah Gould
    Applied Health, City University, London
    Br J Community Nurs 14:117, 119-21. 2009

Detail Information

Publications41

  1. ncbi Infection control: the environment and service organisation
    Dinah J Gould
    St Bartholomew s School of Nursing and Midwifery, City University, London
    Nurs Stand 20:57-65; quiz 66. 2005
    ..Changes in the way health care is delivered, especially the movement of patients and staff between different hospitals and wards, may also contribute to the difficulty of controlling infection...
  2. ncbi Legionnaires' disease
    Dinah Gould
    School of Nursing, City University, London
    Nurs Stand 17:41-4. 2003
    ..Implications for the nurse's role, plus individual and public health are addressed...
  3. ncbi Hand hygiene technique
    Dinah Gould
    City Community and Health Sciences, City University, London
    Nurs Stand 22:42-6. 2008
    ..However, hand hygiene technique is seldom incorporated into research studies and audits designed to increase compliance. As a result, numerous unanswered questions remain concerning this aspect of hand hygiene...
  4. ncbi An overview of molluscum contagiosum: a viral skin condition
    Dinah Gould
    City University, London
    Nurs Stand 22:45-8. 2008
    ..In adults it can also be contracted during sexual activity and might indicate a need for diagnostic testing for other, more serious sexually transmitted infections in young, sexually active adults...
  5. ncbi Audit and research: similarities and differences
    Dinah Gould
    City University London
    Nurs Stand 22:51-6; quiz 58. 2008
    ..This article identifies the key features of audit and research, and discusses the defining features of both activities and their relationship...
  6. doi Using the cascade model to improve antenatal screening for the hemoglobin disorders
    Dinah Gould
    City University London, London, UK
    J Contin Educ Health Prof 32:181-6. 2012
    ....
  7. ncbi Causes, prevention and management of surgical site infection
    D Gould
    School of Health Sciences, City University, London
    Nurs Stand 26:47-56; quiz 58. 2012
    ..Nurses in a range of clinical settings are involved in the care of patients who either develop or are at risk of developing SSI and therefore need to know how to advise and manage these patients...
  8. ncbi Skin flora: implications for nursing
    Dinah Gould
    City University London
    Nurs Stand 26:48-56; quiz 58. 2012
    ..This article outlines the protective function of intact skin and describes its resident and transient microbial flora. The role and limitations of antiseptics in reducing the risk of infection are discussed...
  9. ncbi Effective strategies for prevention and control of Gram-negative infections
    Dinah Gould
    St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery, City University, London
    Nurs Stand 23:42-6. 2009
    ..Key strategies for prevention and control focus on contact precautions, the management of invasive devices and maintaining a clean, dry environment to prevent the build-up of environmental reservoirs and cross-infection...
  10. ncbi Management of Norovirus gastroenteritis in the community
    Dinah Gould
    Applied Health, City University, London
    Br J Community Nurs 14:117, 119-21. 2009
    ..Noroviruses are spread by the faecal-oral route and are highly infectious. Sound hygiene in kitchens, bathrooms and thorough hand washing and careful environmental cleaning with bleach are important to prevent spread...
  11. doi Patients and the public: knowledge, sources of information and perceptions about healthcare-associated infection
    D J Gould
    City University, London, UK
    J Hosp Infect 72:1-8. 2009
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  12. ncbi Isolation precautions to prevent the spread of contagious diseases
    D Gould
    City University, London
    Nurs Stand 23:47-55; quiz 56. 2009
    ..The use of single room accommodation for patients with infections is debated...
  13. ncbi Management and prevention of norovirus outbreaks in hospitals
    Dinah Gould
    City University, London, UK
    Nurs Stand 23:51-6; quiz 58, 60. 2008
    ..This article explores the epidemiology of norovirus and discusses strategies for prevention and control in hospitals. The need for new, updated evidence-based guidelines is highlighted...
  14. doi The matron's role in acute National Health Service trusts
    Dinah Gould
    City Community and Health Sciences incorporating St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery, City University, London, UK
    J Nurs Manag 16:804-12. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to describe how matrons in an acute National Health Service trust perceive and undertake their role since its reconfiguration in 2005 and to investigate their needs for continuing professional development...
  15. ncbi Undertaking a research project: guidance for nursing students
    Dinah Gould
    City Community and Health Sciences, City University, London
    Nurs Stand 22:48-54; quiz 56, 59. 2008
    ..Increasingly, students are required to undertake a literature review. Readers are taken through the processes leading to successful project completion from initial framing of a workable research question to compiling the final document...
  16. ncbi Preventing the spread of acute respiratory viral infections
    Dinah Gould
    City University, London
    Nurs Stand 24:44-9. 2009
    ..The emergence of new, more serious ARIs may renew interest in hygiene, particularly hand hygiene, as an important preventive measure...
  17. ncbi Causes, prevention and treatment of Escherichia coli infections
    Dinah Gould
    City University, London
    Nurs Stand 24:50-6; quiz 58. 2010
    ..This article describes the range of different infections caused by Ecoli in healthcare settings and the community and discusses the characteristics of the different strains of the bacteria that explain variations in their pathogenicity...
  18. ncbi Auditing hand hygiene practice
    Dinah Gould
    School of Community and Health Studies, City University, London
    Nurs Stand 25:50-6; quiz 58. 2010
    ..Healthcare professionals need to understand the principles that underpin effective hand hygiene audit to improve their own practice and help patients, carers and the public to interpret the findings...
  19. ncbi Prevention, control and treatment of scabies
    D Gould
    St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery, City University, London
    Nurs Stand 25:42-6. 2010
    ..Understanding the epidemiology and life cycle of the mite Sarcoptes scabiei which causes scabies, is the key to effective prevention and control...
  20. ncbi MRSA: implications for hospitals and nursing homes
    Dinah Gould
    St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery, City University, London
    Nurs Stand 25:47-56; quiz 58. 2011
    ..Guidelines emphasise the importance of surveillance, decolonisation strategies, standard infection prevention and control precautions, and antibiotic stewardship to reduce the risk of transmission...
  21. doi Routine hand hygiene audit by direct observation: has nemesis arrived?
    D J Gould
    City University London, London, UK
    J Hosp Infect 77:290-3. 2011
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  22. ncbi Outbreaks of infection in hospital and community settings
    Dinah Gould
    School of Community and Health Studies, City University, London
    Nurs Stand 25:47-56. 2011
    ..The aim of this article is to provide an understanding of outbreaks of infection and the implications for nurses, drawing on the lessons learnt from a wide range of outbreaks past and present...
  23. ncbi Diagnosis, prevention and treatment of fungal infections
    Dinah Gould
    St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery, City University, London
    Nurs Stand 25:38-47; quiz 48. 2011
    ..Systemic fungal infections are a major problem among critically ill patients in acute care settings and are responsible for an increasing proportion of healthcare-associated infections...
  24. ncbi The challenges of caring for patients with influenza
    Gould Dinah
    City University, London
    Nurs Older People 23:28-35. 2011
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  25. ncbi Return-to-practice initiatives in nursing retention
    Dinah Gould
    St Bartholomew s School of Nursing and Midwifery, City University, London
    Nurs Stand 19:41-6. 2005
    ..This study may help to explain why return-to-practice programmes are not having the impact the government intended...
  26. ncbi Systematic observation of hand decontamination
    Dinah Gould
    St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery, City University, London
    Nurs Stand 18:39-44. 2004
    ..Pressure of work and staff shortages still mitigate against safe practice today despite greater awareness of the importance of infection control...
  27. ncbi The impact of commissioning processes on the delivery of continuing professional education for cancer and palliative care
    Dinah Gould
    St Bartholomew s School of Nursing and Midwifery, 20, St Bartholomew s Close, City University, London EC1 A7QN, UK
    Nurse Educ Today 24:443-51. 2004
    ..However, they clearly indicate possible weaknesses in the commissioning process which should be explored in greater depth, in relation to continuing professional education for specialist and non-specialist areas of practice...
  28. ncbi Bacterial infections: antibiotics and decontamination
    Dinah Gould
    St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery, City University, London
    Nurs Stand 18:38-42. 2004
    ..This article describes bacterial structure and function to explain how antibiotics work and the processes of decontamination such as cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation, which are important in infection control...
  29. ncbi Healthcare assistants: the new registration route
    Dinah Gould
    School of Nursing, City University, London
    Nurs Stand 18:37-40. 2004
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  30. ncbi Training needs analysis: an evaluation framework
    Dinah Gould
    St Bartholomew s School of Nursing and Midwifery, City University, London
    Nurs Stand 18:33-6. 2004
    ..This article describes a framework developed specifically to evaluate the effectiveness of TNA. The framework combines approaches that have been used to evaluate conventional research studies and audit...
  31. ncbi Examining the validity of pressure ulcer risk assessment scales: a replication study
    Dinah Gould
    City University, London EC1 A7QN, UK
    Int J Nurs Stud 41:331-9. 2004
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  32. ncbi The National Health Service Knowledge and Skills Framework and its implications for continuing professional development in nursing
    Dinah Gould
    St Bartholomew s School of Nursing and Midwifery, 20 St Bartholomew s Close, City University, London EC1 A7QN, United Kingdom
    Nurse Educ Today 27:26-34. 2007
    ..The Knowledge and Skills Framework is of interest to nurses and nurse educators internationally because the system, if effective, could be introduced elsewhere...
  33. ncbi Locally targeted initiatives to recruit and retain nurses in England
    Dinah Gould
    St Bartholomew s School of Nursing, City University, London, UK
    J Nurs Manag 14:255-61. 2006
    ..The aim of this study is to provide a detailed account of the locally targeted strategies to improve staffing levels by senior nurses responsible for recruitment and retention in acute trusts in the National Health Service in England...
  34. ncbi Enterococcal infection
    Dinah Gould
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, City University, London
    Nurs Stand 22:40-3. 2008
    ..This article describes enterococci bacteria and the measures related to glycopeptide-resistant enterococci, including screening, treatment and management, antibiotic prescribing and infection control...
  35. doi Interventions to improve hand hygiene compliance in patient care
    D J Gould
    Health Care Research Unit, City University, London, UK
    J Hosp Infect 68:193-202. 2008
    ..Contextual factors at national and at local level should be carefully documented to take into consideration the influence of secular trends...
  36. ncbi Perineal tears and episiotomy
    Dinah Gould
    School of Community and Health Sciences, City University, London
    Nurs Stand 21:41-6. 2007
    ..This article discusses the debate surrounding perineal repair and provides information on the indications for episiotomy and the classification of tears...
  37. ncbi The challenge of healthcare-associated infection outside hospital
    Dinah Gould
    St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery, City University, London, UK
    Br J Community Nurs 12:212-5. 2007
    ..Ability to read current literature critically, to be aware of changing policy and its impact on the risk of infection forms an important part of the community nursing role...
  38. ncbi Caesarean section, surgical site infection and wound management
    D Gould
    St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery, City University, London
    Nurs Stand 21:57-8, 60, 62 passim. 2007
    ..Recent research highlighting the extent of the problem and strategies for tackling it is reviewed...
  39. ncbi Measuring handwashing performance in health service audits and research studies
    D J Gould
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, City University, 24 Chiswell Street, London, UK
    J Hosp Infect 66:109-15. 2007
    ..Ideally an additional data collection method should be used to corroborate or refute the findings of observation, but no well-validated method is presently available...
  40. ncbi Menorrhagia: causes, diagnosis and treatment options
    Dinah Gould
    City University, London
    Nurs Stand 21:44-52; quiz 54. 2007
    ..It includes a description of the normal menstrual cycle and the clotting cascade. The research findings suggest that inherited bleeding disorders account for many cases of menorrhagia...
  41. ncbi The CleanYourHandsCampaign: critiquing policy and evidence base
    D J Gould
    St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery, City University, London, UK
    J Hosp Infect 65:95-101. 2007
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