Reducing Gram-negative bloodstream infections — education and awareness
Education and planning for staff, patients and carers is a vital component of the plan to reduce Gram-negative bloodstream infections (GNBSIs) for any system. This section contains the recommended actions and examples of educational work in systems across England.
Action: ensure providers have an education plan
Ensure that all providers have an education plan for all health care workers regarding the prevention of GNBSIs.
- UTI stop – How to prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs) (provided by Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Health and Social Care Partnership).
Action: ensure public messaging includes prevention
Ensure that patients and public messaging includes prevention of GNBSIs.
- E. coli factsheet – E. coli fact sheet (provided by Leeds City Council).
Action: engage primary care/primary care networks
Support primary care to reach patients with long term conditions, carers and those receiving care in the home.
- Preventative measures to help reduce UTIs in care homes – A poster of preventative measures to help reduce UTIs in care homes.
- Wiltshire CCG care homes project – A project aiming to enable care homes to adopt a continuous improvement culture.
Action: ensure messaging is clear
Ensure all staff, patients and carers that care for urinary catheters have access to simple care messages.