Infection prevention and control specialist GAMA Healthcare, best known for hospital disinfectant range Clinell, has built-in a state-of-the-art training facility, which is supporting healthcare professionals on the frontline. GAMA Healthcare has provided complimentary training to over 32,000 NHS healthcare professionals since 2016 and hopes to reach a further 10,000 NHS staff over the next 12 months.
The importance of hand hygiene has been understood and accepted for a long time. The majority of infections – around 80 per cent according to studies – are passed by hand to hand contact or by touching a contaminated surface. This is why hand hygiene and surface disinfection are critical to infection prevention in hospitals, care homes and other settings.
Trish Smith is general manager at Red Roofs Residential Care Home, part of Red Homes Healthcare. Trish joined the home in 1988, moving through the ranks to her current position. Here Trish discusses the key elements of ensuring effective hygiene and infection control in a care setting.
As the manager of a busy care home it’s my job to make sure that my residents and staff are safe, which includes preventing and managing the outbreak of infection. This is a key element of safety in any care setting.
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