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Who is the weakest link in your practice’s infection control activities?

Who is the weakest link in your practice’s infection control activities? ›

5th August 2015 | Categories: Dentists

Do you train your cleaner(s) to observe your practice’s policy for domestic cleaning? I was in a practice recently and the practice manager showed me her recently implemented domestic cleaning policy —of which she was very proud. I asked her what her cleaner thought about the policy. She couldn’t answer my question, which is a…

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The Bathroom – Safety First

The Bathroom – Safety First ›

23rd July 2015 | Categories: Health & Safety

We are all familiar with the contents in a bathroom, so you would think that the bathroom would be considered a safe environment by most people. However, the bathroom is a work environment in some sectors, in particular the care industry. All nursing homes will have bathrooms which may be with an en-suite or an…

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The Infection Control Annual Statement

The Infection Control Annual Statement ›

9th June 2015 | Categories: Infection Control

The Department of Health guidelines stipulates the type of information required within the Care Home Annual Statement. Care Homes are required to produce an Infection Control Annual Statement as part of compliance with the Department of Health Code of Practice and the Health and Social Care Act 2008. The following sections are recommended areas by…

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The hidden dangers of mould – part two

The hidden dangers of mould – part two ›

29th May 2015 | Categories: Infection Control

Introduction In part one we reviewed mould and recommendations on how to prevent mould growth. In this part of a two part series we will review different types of mould and the methods to safely clean a small amount of mould. There are many different types of mould from the easily identifiable mould on decaying…

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The hidden dangers of mould – part one

The hidden dangers of mould – part one ›

24th April 2015 | Categories: Infection Control

Introduction Whilst on holiday in Ireland recently, I had booked a holiday house and found, to my horror, large areas of mould growing on the bathroom ceiling. Further investigation by the lettings agency found a leak from the shower which had, over a period of time, caused the growth of mould. I left the house…

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Animals and infection control

Animals and infection control ›

12th March 2015 | Categories: Infection Control

What are zoonoses? Zoonoses are diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans. The HSE reported that there are ‘approximately 40 potential zoonoses in the UK and approximately 300,000 people in a variety of occupations are potentially exposed’. The healthcare worker can potentially come into contact with such diseases. The benefits of pet visitation…

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Infection control – soft furnishings

Infection control – soft furnishings ›

26th February 2015 | Categories: Infection Control

Part of the infection control strategy for a work environment is to consider the role soft furnishings play in the spread and prevention of pathogenic microorganisms. Manufacturers and suppliers of products such as couches and curtains to the healthcare environment use materials that are fit for purpose in preventing spread. For example, coverings such as…

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Keyboards and infection prevention

Keyboards and infection prevention ›

30th January 2015 | Categories: Infection Control

Have you ever wondered when using your keyboard what happens to the crumbs of that tasty sandwich you are eating or the droplets after you sneeze or cough? Well, it is likely that they land on the keyboard and create an environment that microbes can thrive in. This article will give information on infection control…

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Viruses – prevent the spread in all workplaces

Viruses – prevent the spread in all workplaces ›

23rd January 2015 | Categories: Infection Control

Worldwide, the incidence of infections increases rapidly with the cold weather, and the spread of infectious pathogens such as the influenza virus, common cold and other airborne infections are high in the work place environment. The transmission of influenza is by droplets, aerosol, or through direct contact with respiratory secretions of someone with the infection….

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Infection control – environmental considerations when designing a room

Infection control – environmental considerations when designing a room ›

16th January 2015 | Categories: Infection Control

In this infection control blog we will review the environmental considerations of a room. Every building is different, with different sized rooms of varying dimensions. Each room requires careful consideration in the design process. There will be similarity in some rooms; bedrooms generally follow the same design, whereas a sluice room will be totally different….

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