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1 Infection Prevention and Control Corporate Induction 2014

2 Infection prevention and control

3 How to protect yourself and others Immunisation Appropriate wearing of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Outbreaks (non essential personnel) If you are ill – do not come into work Washing hands with soap and water or alcohol hand rub

4 Hand Hygiene Bacteria cultured from a single hand print

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6 Alcohol hand rubs Not to be used when hands are : Visibly soiled (blood or body fluids) After glove wearing If contact with known/suspected Norovirus or Clostridium difficile

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8 Skin Care Bacterial counts increase when the skin is damaged It’s important that skin integrity is maintained, this is achieved by: Always wetting hands thoroughly prior to application of liquid soap Rinsing hands thoroughly to remove soap Drying hands carefully Always wash hands after removing gloves Applying good quality Trust approved hand cream on a regular basis

9 Hand Moisturiser If you develop eczema, dermatitis or any other skin condition you must seek advice from the Occupational Health Department as soon as possible If you are unable to use the Trust hand cleansing or moisturising products due to a skin condition/allergy seek advice from Occupational Health Department

10 Sharps Safety NEVER Fill the sharps container beyond the fill line Pass sharps from hand to hand Recap / resheath needles Guide needles with fingers Send needles attached to syringes to the laboratory Rely on others to dispose of sharps for you Leave sharps unattended Reach into a sharps container Grab at falling instruments Rush or attempt short cuts whilst using sharps or needles Take a used device apart

11 Sharps Safety ALWAYS Use rigid BS/UN approved Sharps containers Label the sharps container appropriately prior to assembly and closure Dispose of sharps at the point of use. Discard needles and syringes as one unit into a sharps container Ensure sharps container is securely locked before disposal Watch what you are doing and ignore distractions whilst using sharps

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13 Infection prevention and control……….. Prevention IS better than cure In protecting yourselves, you also protect your patients and colleagues. If it isn’t good enough for you, it isn’t good enough for your patient

14 Help and Advice... Intranet (Documents Library) – Policies/procedures/documentation – Telephone – ext.4969 or bleep via switchboard (Mon – Fri 08:00 -17:00) Out of hours – Microbiologists available via switchboard


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