What is Infection Control?
Infection control involves doing everything possible to prevent Healthcare Associated Infection's (HCAI) being spread by health care workers. It is the responsibility of everyone working in health care to comply with simple but effective infection control measures, these are vital to protect you from cross infection.
All health care workers in the community, delivering health and social care, must assess and manage associated risks of infection to prevent unavoidable infections and it is the role of the Infection Control Team to offer support, advice and education to the health community in North East Lincolnshire.
To ensure best practice infection control amongst health care workers to reduce the spread of infections.
What does the Community Infection Control Team do?
The Infecton Control Team helps and supports healthcare workers, including community nurses, GP’s, care home sta?, school nurses and many others in the community.
We provide training and educaton in preventng infectons, including regular observatons of their practce. The Infecton Control team monitors standards of practce to try and reduce the incidences of infecton in-line with the Department of Health targets.
The team investgates incidences of infectons to see if there are any lessons to be learnt, this may include looking at treatments prescribed such as antibiotcs and if they were appropriate’.
There is a growing concern about the resistance of bacteria to antibiotics and everyone should be aware that antbiotics should be prescribed carefully. If you are prescribed antibiotics make sure you follow the instructons and complete the course. Inform your GP if you have problems with the treatment.
Support and advice is available for patients by calling 01472 256780.
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