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  1. Content Article
    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
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    How to successfully apply audit technology to your infection control systems, to prepare for winter and transform team performance. Please register here to join the webinar.
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    The document includes the following advice for patients: How You Can Help Avoid Aquiring an SSI? Hospitals and other healthcare facilities have developed extensive infection prevention and control programs to prevent SSIs. However, medical experts also recommend some things you, as a patient, can do to help prevent an SSI: If you smoke, stop - at least until after you have recovered from surgery. (Your healthcare provider may be able to provide medical help for this.) Eat a good diet, avoid alcohol, and get plenty of rest before and after surgery. If you are a diabe
  4. Content Article
    The authors argue that the Government should delay complete re-opening until everyone, including adolescents, have been offered vaccination and uptake is high, and until mitigation measures, especially adequate ventilation (through investment in CO2 monitors and air filtration devices) and spacing (e.g, by reducing class sizes), are in place in schools. In addition to the authors, this letter to The Lancet has been signed by over 120 scientists and Patient Safety Learning’s Chief Executive Helen Hughes.
  5. News Article
    A doctors union has said some Covid measures should remain after the 19th July. The British Medical Association has said use of face masks should continue in addition to new ventilation standards. The call to protect the NHS comes after a rise in cases has been observed. On Thursday, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he hopes restrictions can be lifted in England on 19th July but that there may be a need to take extra precautions. Read full story. Source: BBC News, 3 July 2021
  6. News Article
    New FFP3 masks may reduce likelihood of infection rates, a new study finds. After healthcare workers used the masks when on Covid-19 wards, the rate of SARS-CoV-2 infections was found to be lowered by a significant amount. Since the study, Public Health England have updated its guidance which now requires NHS organisations to provide FFP3 respirators where appropriate. Read full story. Source: BMJ, 29 June 2021
  7. Content Article
    Kit Tarka, my beautiful baby boy, was born healthy but admitted into special care shortly after birth. He died from the herpes virus (HSV-1) at just 13 days old. Herpes was not suspected in Kit until he arrived, extremely unwell, at the neonatal intensive care unit and someone asked if my partner James or I had had a cold sore recently. I had never had one in my life and my James hadn’t for many years. But by then it was too late. Kit never received the antivirals he needed to save his life. A diagnosis of herpes wasn’t confirmed until the day after he died. Seeking answers