Tagged: infection control

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

Report on hospital water supplies contaminated with Pseudomonads

The Department has published a report relating to a review of the scientific evidence regarding the contamination of hospital water supplies and outlets with Pseudomonads. This information was considered by … Read more → – Report on hospital water supplies contaminated with Pseudomonads

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

Technical guidance issued for healthcare providers on managing Pseudomonas

Further to guidance issued in February by the Chief Medical Officer  additional best practice technical guidance is being published today. The guidance is aimed at those healthcare organisations providing patient … Read more → – Technical guidance issued for healthcare providers on managing Pseudomonas