Tagged: HCAI

Smartphone application for antibiotic prescribing

As part of the Department of Health’s Healthcare Associated Infections (HCAI) Technology Innovation Programme, Showcase Hospitals undertook local technology reviews of infection related products or technologies in which they have … Read more → – Smartphone application for antibiotic prescribing

3M™ Tegaderm™ CHG Chlorhexidine Gluconate IV securement dressing review

As part of the Department of Health’s Healthcare Associated Infections (HCAI) Technology Innovation Programme, Showcase Hospitals undertook local technology reviews of infection related products or technologies in which they have … Read more → – 3M™ Tegaderm™ CHG Chlorhexidine Gluconate IV securement dressing review

Evaluation report on the Sage two per cent chlorhexidine gluconate cloth published

Showcase Hospitals report number nine: Sage two per cent chlorhexidine gluconate cloth Read more → – Evaluation report on the Sage two per cent chlorhexidine gluconate cloth published

New Healthcare Associated Infection Surveillance system

Clara Swinson, Director, Health Protection, has written to all NHS chief executives to highlight the development of a new web based Healthcare Associated Infection (HCAI) surveillance computer system. It will … Read more → – New Healthcare Associated Infection Surveillance system

Save lives: Clean your hands

New cases of MRSA bloodstream infection have dropped by 41 % and C. difficile by 30% across the NHS in England since 2009/10. The decrease in MRSA and C. difficile … Read more → – Save lives: Clean your hands

Revised guidance on Clostridium difficile issued

The Department today issued revised guidance on how to test, report and manage C. difficile infections.  In particular, the new guidance will help healthcare providers by identifying which two types … Read more → – Revised guidance on Clostridium difficile issued

Key facts about reducing healthcare associated infection

Preventing and controlling infection is essential to help ensure people who use NHS services receive safe and effective care. The NHS has made significant reductions in MRSA and Clostridium difficile … Read more → – Key facts about reducing healthcare associated infection