Two nurses performing hand hygiene

 

Prevention and Control of Infection

 

Here at the Golden Jubilee, the Prevention and Control of Infection is everyone’s responsibility! Clean hands, clean instruments – clean environment!

Our Prevention and Control of Infection team provides cover to patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We also have a team of Prevention and Control of Infection Link Practitioners and a number of staff have completed the Cleanliness Champions course. 

We have a good record in this area. Single patient rooms, strict hand washing guidelines and the use of alcohol hand gel all help us control infections, such as Meticillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA).

 

All our housekeeping staff also report to our senior manager for Infection Control - ensuring that those cleaning our hospital are fully up to date on all infection control issues and procedures.

The team also:

  • advise patients, staff and visitors on hand hygiene, isolation techniques and environmental cleanliness
  • audits activities such as hand hygiene, waste, safe environment and sharps safety.

 

Our Prevention and Control of Infection team also manages Surgical Site Surveillance in line with national guidelines, focussing on wound infection rates for up to 30 days after patients have had hip or knee replacements or cardiac surgery.

 

Our Tissue Viability Nurse advises patients on wound care and pressure areas, including the use of special mattresses and overlays.

 

The team also provide education and training on Prevention and Control of Infection sujects for all departments within the NHS National Waiting Times Centre.

 

Find out more about our infection prevention and control activity by viewing our Healthcare Associated Infection Reporting Templates (HAIRT).

 

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