Infection prevention and control for primary care in Ireland: a guide for general practice

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/321285
Title:
Infection prevention and control for primary care in Ireland: a guide for general practice
Authors:
Lemass, Helen; McDonnell, Niamh; O’ Connor, Nuala; Rochford, Sheila
Affiliation:
SARI (Strategy for the Control of Antimicrobial Resistance in Ireland)
Citation:
Lemass H et al. Infection prevention and control for primary care in Ireland: a guide for general practice. Dublin HSE; 2014 Apr.
Publisher:
Quality and Patient Safety Division, Health Service Executive
Issue Date:
Apr-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/321285
Item Type:
Report; Other
Language:
en
Description:
Patients are cared for in an environment that is safe and clean, and where the risk of them acquiring an infection is kept as low as possible. A person - centered approach is taken respecting the dignity , privacy and needs of individual patients. Every inter action in general practice should include a risk assessment of the potential for infection transmission. Hand hygiene is one of the most important methods of preventi ng health - care associated infections ( HCAI ) . Alcohol based gel/foam s /rubs are the preferred method for hand hygiene when the hands are not soiled and are physically clean. They should be available at point of care. Adequate hand washing facilities, liquid soap, alcohol gel/foam /rub and disposable paper towel availability and ed ucation are the cornerstones for complian ce with hand hygiene guidelines ( Chapter 3
Keywords:
INFECTION CONTROL; PATIENT SAFETY

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLemass, Helenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcDonnell, Niamhen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO’ Connor, Nualaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRochford, Sheilaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-12T12:18:05Z-
dc.date.available2014-06-12T12:18:05Z-
dc.date.issued2014-04-
dc.identifier.citationLemass H et al. Infection prevention and control for primary care in Ireland: a guide for general practice. Dublin HSE; 2014 Apr.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/321285-
dc.descriptionPatients are cared for in an environment that is safe and clean, and where the risk of them acquiring an infection is kept as low as possible. A person - centered approach is taken respecting the dignity , privacy and needs of individual patients. Every inter action in general practice should include a risk assessment of the potential for infection transmission. Hand hygiene is one of the most important methods of preventi ng health - care associated infections ( HCAI ) . Alcohol based gel/foam s /rubs are the preferred method for hand hygiene when the hands are not soiled and are physically clean. They should be available at point of care. Adequate hand washing facilities, liquid soap, alcohol gel/foam /rub and disposable paper towel availability and ed ucation are the cornerstones for complian ce with hand hygiene guidelines ( Chapter 3en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherQuality and Patient Safety Division, Health Service Executiveen_GB
dc.subjectINFECTION CONTROLen_GB
dc.subjectPATIENT SAFETYen_GB
dc.titleInfection prevention and control for primary care in Ireland: a guide for general practiceen_GB
dc.typeReporten
dc.typeOtheren
dc.contributor.departmentSARI (Strategy for the Control of Antimicrobial Resistance in Ireland)en_GB
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