MRSA Action UK held two breakout sessions at the final workshop with
staff from Care Homes in the North Tees area, covering Integrated Care Pathways, work will continue with the Improvement Foundation using a multi agency approach in tackling healthcare associated infections by bringing together the NHS, the Independent Sector and Local Authorities.
Integrated Care Pathways - A Whole Healthcare Focus for Patients and Carers
MRSA Action UK's presentation demonstrates how communication is key in working to reduce infections and saving lives, and how care pathways are an essential tool in communicating information that is required for patients' safety and ongoing care. The presentation also considers NICE guidance on reducing surgical site infection, and features the Lincolnshire Care Pathways Partnership Integrated Care Pathway, and pictorial guide for patients. A form is also available for patients or residents who transfer between healthcare providers to pass on important information about their infection status and can be downloaded here
The presentation is aligned to Change Principle 1, Adopt a multiagency approach to ensure effective co-ordination of nursing and personal care to prevent and control healthcare associated infections
Other presentations included:
Healthcare Associated Infections: What is Realistic?
Dr Bharat Patel, Consultant Medical Microbiologist,
Health Protection Agency,
The Legal Cost of Getting Infection Prevention and Control Wrong
Phil Barnes, Associate, Clinical Negligence and
Personal Injury Department, Anthony Collins Solicitors,
Understanding the New Regulation About Infection Prevention and Control Within Care Homes
Ginny Storey, Head of Quality and Health Policy,
Commission for Social Care Inspection
How important is a safe and clean environment, does this affect you?
Pauline Nunn, Infection Prevention and Control Nurse
Adrian Dracup, Infection Prevention and Control Lead
Gathering and Using Evidence & Data to Demonstrate Improvements within your Care Home
Carolyn Leslie, Programme Support Manager Healthcare Associated Infections, The Improvement Foundation
Other useful resources An introduction to infection control in care homes from the Health Protection Agency, provides links to a series of seven short films. These are designed to provide staff with an introduction to infection control. The web page also contains links to other resources and useful websites.
Other useful resources
An introduction to infection control in care homes from the Health Protection Agency, provides links to a series of seven short films. These are designed to provide staff with an introduction to infection control. The web page also contains links to other resources and useful websites.