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HYGIENE & INFECTION CONTROL Make Infection Control a Priority- “It’s in Your Hands” For people living in care homes, infections can be serious, and in some cases, life-threatening. They can also make existing medical conditions worse. Regular contact with staff, other residents, family and friends and the shared living space all mean infection can easily be passed around. It is therefore vital to take the steps that can help prevent infection occurring. To maintain a healthy, clean environment in care homes, it is vital team members do all they can to prevent infection and respond quickly and effectively when it does occur. There are key procedures teams should follow to ensure maximum protection for all residents, but particularly those living with cognitive impairment. A comprehensive explanation of these steps comes in the NICE quick guide.


As a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) Private Organizations for Patient Safety group, GOJO Industries-Europe is a strong supporter of the WHO’s annual ‘Save Lives: Clean Your Hands’ campaign and is encouraging everybody in the healthcare industry to get involved. The worldwide advocacy day takes place on 5th May 2019. This year, the campaign highlights the importance that hand hygiene plays in the global movement to achieve universal health coverage (UHC), i.e. securing better health and well-being for all people at all ages. Infection Prevention and Control, including hand hygiene, is critical to accomplish UHC, being a practical and evidencebased approach, with demonstrated impact on quality of care and patient safety across all levels of the health system. The annual campaign and advocacy day targets a crosssection of influencers in the global healthcare sector. This year’s calls to action are:

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• Health workers: “Champion clean care – it’s in your hands." • IPC leaders: “Monitor infection prevention and control standards – take action and improve practices.” • Health facility leaders: "Is your facility up to WHO infection control and hand hygiene standards? Take part in the WHO survey 2019 and take action!” • Ministries of health: "Does your country meet infection prevention and control standards? Monitor and act to achieve quality universal health coverage." • Patient advocacy groups: "Ask for clean care – it’s your right." Chris Wakefield, Vice President, European Marketing & Product Development, GOJO Industries-Europe Ltd comments, ‘GOJO, THE INVENTORS OF PURELL™, is a trusted brand in healthcare facilities around the world. We are a strong advocate of the ‘total solution’ approach to making hand hygiene second nature to everyone in a healthcare setting, and encourage everyone to help spread the vital message about how hand hygiene can help achieve ‘Health for All’. ‘Backed by a wealth of scientific expertise, and specialist formulations, GOJO has the technology and experience to work in partnership with healthcare managers to implement effective hand and surface hygiene regimes, and promote hygienic and compliant hand hygiene behaviour.’ Free advocacy toolkits to support the WHO Save Lives: Clean Your Hands campaign are available on the WHO website:

range. We work hard to guarantee our prices are competitive to ensure you receive the best possible deal. Caring is at the heart

Here at Brosch Direct we have been offering high-quality, great value healthcare and janitorial supplies since 1989. Together with our partners we are dedicated to ensuring that our customers have access to the best products and services on the market. From our 34,000 sq. ft warehouse in Bourne, Lincolnshire we supply some of the UKs leading Care Home and Healthcare providers with numerous products from our extensive

of everything we do, and our team is dedicated to delivering a first class service tailored to meet your needs and make is as easy as possible for you to get the supplies you need. For us it is of great importance to hold a long-term commitment to our customers and ensure we are always available to advise and support you. We are aware that ordering the right products is vital for your business and can be stressful and time consuming which is why we take care of it all for you. To find out how we can help you visit our website at

Angloplas Dispensers Help Reduce the Risk of Cross Infection Angloplas are a UK manufacturer who specialise in producing dispensers for the health and hygiene industry. Although these are designed to keep the workplace tidy and uncluttered they are, more importantly, built knowing the control of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) are a priority for healthcare providers, and who are employing a combination of infection prevention and control strategies, including hand hygiene, cleaning, training and the adoption of new technologies, to tackle the problem. As a result, a wide range of infection control products and technologies are emerging on the market, including antimicrobial technology. Angloplas’ range of dispensers are produced in the world’s first proven Antimicrobial PVC with silver ion technology and which

is exclusive to Angloplas. This helps reduce the risk of cross infection by stopping the growth of bacteria and mould and works continuously for the lifetime of the product, reducing levels of bacteria such as MRSA, E Coli, Legionella, Salmonella and mould by up to 99.99%. For non-clinical environments Angloplas has recently launched its new Budget Range of products which are made to the same exacting standards as the antimicrobial protected ones but with lower price tags. You can order Angloplas products directly from its website by going to and clicking Hospital, Health and Hygiene or by using the Quick Response code.

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The Carer #44 Spring 2019  

Issue #44 of The Carer - The leading independent publication for nursing and residential care homes. Published Spring (April) 2019.

The Carer #44 Spring 2019  

Issue #44 of The Carer - The leading independent publication for nursing and residential care homes. Published Spring (April) 2019.

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