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The webinar looks beyond covid-19 with a greater focus on all infectious diseases, exploring how best to break the chain of infection and give practical application of precautionary measures and actions that carers who work in people’s own homes can take.
Nationally since 2020, there has been a dramatic decrease in many infectious diseases and the introduction of universal covid-19 precautions have removed many of the key dynamic risk assessments which influenced individualized care, in line with standard precautions, prior to this time.
As we move to living with covid-19, it is highly likely that there will be a resurgence in certain infectious diseases within the community and key healthcare infections will revert back to risk based precautions. For example, we are already seeing increasing numbers norovirus cases.
We hope that revisiting these basic principles of care will help staff transition through living with covid-19 to providing high level IPC care beyond.
Pre-recorded Webinar - Beyond covid-19: Infection, Prevention and Control in Specialist ASC sectors
The public health team have recorded a webinar focused on “Infection Prevention and Control Beyond covid-19” targeted towards staff working outside of the traditional residential care environment. The hope is to provide an update on key infections which have lost profile during covid-19 and act as a reminder to enhance existing knowledge, skills and practices. The webinar looks beyond covid-19 with a greater focus on all infectious diseases, exploring how best to break the chain of infection and give practical application of precautionary measures with specific focus on non-traditional healthcare environments.
The webinar content is as follows:
- Reminder of common community and key healthcare infections to include basic signs and symptoms and key routes of transmission
- Reminder of the chain of infection and discussion around where transmission can be broken (this will bring in many principles of basic IPC including hand hygiene, PPE, waste management and isolation)
- Investigate ways that IPC practice can be adapted to overcome the challenges of working within someone else’s home.
- Decontamination and cleaning