Practical Infection control training for: NHS, care-homes, food preparation, hygiene, hand washing Hygiene, infection control and hand-washing - making the difference to peoples lives It all started as a discussion about volunteer training for a national first-aid organisation. Members of the group were interested in further training, but bored with the routine of what we had been doing. With swine flu on the news at the time, one of the emergency planning volunteers said she would be a … [Read more...] about Train the Trainer – Infection Control
Some months ago, the RapidBI team were invited to assist a BBC production team in the production of a scene for this BBC documentary - Winter viruses and how to beat them Our brief for the programme Winter viruses and how to beat them was to work to demonstrate how a virus would spread in the real world. In this pre-release clip (below), the BBC together with the Health & Safety Executive's Laboratory (UK) to explore the spread of the winter vomiting bug "Norovirus". In this dramatic … [Read more...] about Winter viruses and how to beat them – Infection control
Housekeeping Infection Control Checklist On this weeks The Food Inspector on BBC1, we were shown even more reasons to be careful about the food that we eat & buy. The management of infections and illness can also be helped by the cleaning of public and private areas in a range of establishments, especially where food is either purchased or consumed. Ensure appropriate personal protective clothing is worn Clean all furniture and fittings with General Purpose Detergent Clean … [Read more...] about Housekeeping Infection Control Checklist
How clean are your hands? How safe is your food? The Food Inspectors Tonight (Wednesday 29 Feb 2012) on BBC1 viewers saw the first in a new series called The Food Inspectors (Available for 30 days to view on iplayer). One of the things the programme looks at is food hygiene, and food safety in general. This was the first of four shows. Dangers for the public when eating and buying food and drink out not only include bugs and bacteria, but fake booze which under some cirmstances can be … [Read more...] about The Food Inspectors – BBC1 – How Clean/ Safe is it?
SWOT analysis for Nurses and Health care environments Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats in a health care environment. SWOT – for management, mentoring and nursing A SWOT analysis is a tool that can provide prompts to the managers, clinical leads, nurse tutors, nurse mentors and staff involved in the analysis of what is effective and less effective in clinical systems and procedures, in preparation for a plan of some form (that could be an audit (CQC), assessments, quality … [Read more...] about SWOT Analysis in Nursing & Health care
How clean are your hands? Today marks the fourth global hand washing day. Started in 2008 its goal is to prevent deaths through cross infection and poor hygiene. The organization behind this (Global hand washing day) have launched some excellent Posters and other resources to help. Of course, hand washing is for life, not just for hand washing day... but it's a great focus. Why is effective hand washing important? Although people around the world wash their hands with water, … [Read more...] about Global Hand Washing Day 15th October
Practical Infection control training for: NHS, Care-homes, food preparation, hygine, hand washing etc Hygiene, infection control and hand-washing It all started as a discussion about volunteer training for a national first-aid organisation. Members of the group were interested in further training, but bored with the routine of what we had been doing. With swine flu on the news one of the emergency planning volunteers said she would be a piece on pandemics, what they were and how they … [Read more...] about Infection control training practical