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 in infection control amongst health care workers to reduce the spread of infections
The Infection Prevention & Control Team helps and supports healthcare workers, including community nurses, GP’s, care home staff, school nurses and many others in the community.
We provide training and education in preventing infections, including regular observations of their practice. The Infection Control team monitors standards of practice to try and reduce the incidences of infection in-line with the Department of Health targets.
The team investigates incidences of infections to see if there are any lessons to be learnt, this may include looking at treatments prescribed such as antibiotics and if they were appropriate’.
There is a growing concern about the resistance of bacteria to antibiotics and everyone should be aware that antibiotics should be prescribed carefully.
If you are prescribed antibiotics make sure you follow the instructions and complete the course. Inform your GP if you have problems with the treatment.
Regular, careful hand washing is vital to prevent the spread of infections. The purpose of hand washing is to remove or destroy harmful micro-organisms that may have been picked up during activities, thus preventing their transmission to self, others or the environment. It is the single most important measure health care workers can undertake to prevent cross infection.
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