Device Related Infection Prevention Practice (DRIPP)

 

DRIPP (Device-Related Infection Prevention Practice) is an improvement collaborative between the Infection Prevention Society (IPS) and Becton Dickinson UK Ltd (BD), together with the British Association of Urological Nurses (BAUN), the Association for Continence Advice (ACA), the Association of Safe Aseptic Practice (ASAP) and the National Infusion and Vascular Access Society (NIVAS).

What is its aim?

DRIPP aims to support the spread and adoption of best practice to reduce device-related infections, thereby improving outcomes for patients with urinary catheters and intravascular devices. 

Why is this important?

  • Invasive medical devices substantially increase the risk of healthcare-associated infections.
  • These infections are associated with considerable morbidity, mortality and increase costs of care.
  • Many device-related infections are preventable through better application of best evidence-informed practice.
  • We need to act collectively to improve Device-Related Infection Prevention Practice.
  • Following best practice improves patient outcomes and saves lives.

What are we doing?

  • Raising the profile of device-related infections and their prevention.
  • Engaging healthcare professionals and institutions to make a difference.
  • Sharing best practice by creating free educational materials and resources.
  • Connecting professional associations, industry partners and organisations that represent the interests of patients.

Visit the DRIPP webpages to:

  • Meet the Team
  • Learn about upcoming events and hear the recordings of previous events
  • Resource page where you will have an opportunity to provide comments on draft resources
  • Contact the DRIPP team