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PH36 Prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections: NICE and the HPA - learning and development resource for trust boards

This learning resource has been produced by NICE and the Health Protection Agency (HPA) to help board members and senior healthcare leads reflect on their organisation's practice regarding the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) and to identify potential areas for improvement. It should be used in conjunction with the NICE and HPA 'Prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections quality improvement guide' to generate discussion during a board meeting or another relevant session within a healthcare trust.
HCAIs pose a serious risk to patients, staff and visitors. They can cause significant morbidity to those infected. As a result, infection prevention and control is a key priority for the NHS.
To deliver this presentation should take no more than 30 minutes, but to enable further discussion with your board we would suggest allowing an hour and a quarter.  Slide 3 includes a link to a film clip and internet access will be required to view this.
If board members would like to hear about another trust's experience of work to prevent and control HCAIs, they can listen to a 17 minute 'learning from practice' podcast available from the NICE website ahead of the session.
A list of further resources is also provided in the notes of slide 8.

Disclaimer
This resource is an implementation tool and should be used alongside the published guidance. The information does not supersede or replace the guidance itself.
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This resource includes a film clip from PATIENTSTORIES which is a social enterprise initiative that uses documentary and drama-documentary film-making techniques to provoke discussion and debate about safety and quality issues amongst health care professionals. Further details can be found at www.patientstories.org.uk

This page was last updated: 27 November 2012

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