It is Infection
Prevention and Control Awareness Month and through the month we
will be bringing you reminders about the five moments for hand
hygiene in the clinical setting; aseptic non-touch technique (ANTT)
requirements; environmental cleanliness standards and finally some
specific diseases information.
This week we are covering specific
diseases with advice about tuberculosis, scabies, meningitis,
MRSA, blood bourne viruses and the norovirus..
Remember risk to staff is mostly low
for these diseases as long as universal infection control
procedures are followed.
For more information about specific
disease that you may encounter look at our pages on our
Infection Prevention and Control zone on the intranet.
It is imperative that all staff meet
their individual responsibilities in keeping their environment and
equipment clean, and thus help to reduce the risks of cross
infection/contamination to themselves and their colleagues.
This can best be achieved by all staff
participating in frequent and routine cleaning activities during
the working shift.