Welcome

Meet the Team

  • Julie Mills - Matron Quality Specialist Services (Patient Manual Handling & Bariatric Care, Falls Leads, IP&C Specialist Nurses)
  • Angela Prance – Infection Prevention & Control Lead Nurse
  • Sarah Allcock – Infection Prevention & Control Specialist Nurse
  • Lisa Snowden - Infection Prevention & Control Specialist Nurse

Hand Hygiene audits should be carried out in-house/within the workplace on a quarterly basis by IP & C Champions using the AMaT tool. Information, advice and training on using the AMaT system can be accessed via the Clinical Effectiveness Team .email - dchst.cet@nhs.net

You Tube Videos

Techniques/Processes

  • Examples of Cleaning Schedules: Podiatry
  • Sample cleaning schedule
  • Cleaning Schedules for Wound Care Clinics
    • Daily
    • Weekly
    • Monthly
  • Flu Precautions Easy Reference Cards
  • Keyboard Cleanliness Guidance Dec 2010
  • Recommended screen cleaning wipes for laptops, tough books and PCs
  • Scabies - applying creams and lotions

From 1st April 2019 IP & C Essential (mandatory) Learning will be completed online via e-Learning, bookable via ESR:

  • Course number 000 Infection Prevention and Control Level 1 - for non clinical staff
  • Course number 000 Infection Prevention and Control Level 2 - for clinical staff

At present IP & C Induction is also provided online via e-learning.

For ad hoc/bespoke IP & C training e.g. hand hygiene please contact IP & C Team using contact details above.

Other Training/Learning Resources

  • World Hand Hygiene Day – World Health Organisation (WHO) – held annually, 5th May each year
  • Royal College of Nursing (RCN)  - Glove Awareness Week - held annually to coincide with World Hand Hygiene Day
  • World Sepsis Awareness Day - Held annually on 13th September

Click here to view all emails sent via Communications and Quality & Safe Care Newsletter

  • Clinell Universal wipes for cleansing patient's skin - May 2019
  • Disposal of wound/breast drains - June 2019
  • Use of portable fans in clinical areas - June 2019
  • Inpatient Diarrhoea and Vomiting update - 14/08/19
  • McKinley T34 Syringe Drivers - cleaning and correct batteries 30/10/19
  • ANTT poster for Complex Wound Care Clinics - November 2019
  • Use of Clinell Detergent and Universal Wipes and correct BBraun hand hygiene products - December 2019

IP & C Team

Working hours - Monday – Friday 08.30 – 16.30

TEL. - IP & C Triage  01246 515870

Email  - DCHST.infectioncontrol@nhs.net

Out of hours/weekends/bank holidays

Flow Chart - Click here for Out of Hours Infection Control Flow Chart 

TEL. - 01773 623700 and ask for DCHS on call manager

IP & C Referral Form (for general IP & C advice and support NOT patient referrals)

Other Services/Teams

Infection Prevention and Control Quality and Safe Care Champions (QSCC)

IP & C Quality & Safe Care Champions (QSCCs) are nominated members of staff who receive support to ‘embed’ best practice in relation to infection prevention and control within their clinical areas and support improvements to patient care within the Quality Always Clinical Assessment and Accreditation Scheme (CAAS) standards. The champions utilise the World Health Organisation's 5 moments of hand hygiene as the framework for the programme. Hand hygiene, includinhe audit of practice, is a key focus for the champions.

Staff interested in becoming champions must read the agreement form with their manager. A QSCC nomination form must then be completed and submitted to Quality Always.

Please see Quality Always intranet page on MY DCHS for information on:

  • QSCC Role Overview
  • QSCC Agreement
  • QSCC Nomination Form
  • Support Sessions Timetable for Year
  • QSCC Register

Hand Hygiene Champions Training Pack

IP & C Self-assessment Tool for Quality & Safe Care Champions

  • Inpatient Wards
  • Community
  • Out Patients/Planned Care

Champions session 2019

  • Presentation
  • Quiz
  • Quiz answers

Myth Buster Posters

  • Diarrhoea and Vomiting
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Gloves
  • Uniform
  • ANTT for Complex Wound Care Clinics
  • Don't be a Dipstick

Outbreaks/Barrier Nursing Documents

  • Patient Under Barrier Precuation Door Poster
  • Daily barrier cleaning schedule for individual patients form
  • Terminal barrier cleaning schedule for individual patients form
  • Norovirus outbreak chart - patients
  • Norovirus outbreak chart - staff
  • Norovirus outbreak daily barrier cleaning schedule
  • Norovirus outbreak terminal cleaning schedule

Other Documents

  • Bed space environment cleaning transfer/discharge checklist form
  • Management of deceased – Infection Control notification form
  • MRSA screening letter for GP
  • Record sheet for daily operation of drinking water fountains

Posters

  • Be a Flu Fighter Poster
  • Be a Norovirus Fighter Poster
  • DCHS Infection Prevention and Control Policy
  • DCHS COSHH Operating Standards
  • DCHS Influenza Like Illness (ILI) Management Guidelines
  • DCHS Local Decontamination of Reusable Medical Devices -Dental & Podiatry
  • DCHS PPE Operating Standards
  • DCHS Prevention & Management of Sharps Injuries & Contamination Incidents Policy
  • DCHS SOP for Cleaning of patient Bed Space
  • DCHS SOP for Examples of Cleaning Clinical Equipment
  • DCHS Uniform and Dress Code Policy

Environmental/Food Safety Policies

  • DCHS Food Safety Policy
  • DCHS Waste Management Operational Standards
  • DCHS Water Safety Policy
  • DCHS Ventilation (buildings) Policy

*Coming soon  - Standard Operating Procedure for DCHS Complex Wound Care Clinics

Pathways/Flowcharts

  • Sepsis flowchart
  • Frailty pathway
  • Delirium pathway
  • Clostridium difficile for inpatients patients leaflet
  • Clostridium difficile for community patients leaflet
  • ESBL and AMP C in urine leaflet
  • ESBL and AMP C in wounds and sputum leaflet
  • Influenza (Flu) in the community leaflet
  • Influenza (Flu) outbreaks in community hospitals leaflet
  • MRSA and MRSA screening information leaflet
  • MRSA decolonisation therapy information leaflet
  • Norovirus/winter vomiting bug leaflet
  • Scabies information leaflet
  • Shingles information leaflet
  • Staying Safe Booklet (includes sections on Sepsis, urinary tract and catheter associated infections)
  • Sharps presentation
  • Sharps quiz
  • Sharps quiz answers