This chapter in the National Health Executive magazine, looks at infection prevention.
Wirral University Teaching Hospital 'Keep it simple' (page 22)
This article looks at an infection prevention and control (IPC) campaign called 'keep it simple', which was recognised as outstanding work. Focusing on six themes; surveillance, invasive devices, multidisciplinary groups, PPE, lessons learnt and environmental cleanliness, the campaign used simple messaging to communicate the importance of IPC to patients, staff and visitors.
A multifaceted approach (page 25)
This article looks at the IPC improvement work that led to CQC conditions being lifted. Dr Sara Mumford shares how they used video to engage with staff around PPE, including producing a version in Nepali to reflect the needs of their workforce. She also talks about the importance of decluttering wards, improving patient flow and turnaround.
Using domestic air purifiers to reduce Covid-19 transmission (page 30)
This article looks as how domestic air purifiers were used to clear the air quickly in poorly ventilated spaces, reducing the risk of Covid-19 transmission.
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