Members Forum

Washable / Reusable continence products

Wondering if colleagues have been involved in switch over to washable / reusable continence products by their Continence Teams and any IPC considerations? if you have, would you be willing to share your experiences? 

Hand dryers

Hi everyone. Has anyone decided to introduce air or jet hand dryers into clinical areas or is it simply a no-no? 

Pregnancy related risk assessment

Hi, I was wondering if anyone could share an example of a pregnancy risk assessment for the role of the Infection Prevention & Control Nurse please? Thank You 

Job plans

Hi would any one share any job plans they have for members of there team please ?

Urinary Catheters - Standard and female

Hello all, I wonder if anyone has looked at the use of female catheters since the NPSA alert from 2009 following incidents of female length urinary catheters into men.  Are any of you using female catheters routinely for female patients?&nb...

Offensive waste bags contaminating surfaces

Not your usual IPS issue this one - found surfaces, cupboards and waste receptacles all contaminated by the offensive waste bags that are in use. Has anyone else found the same? 

IPC Audits

 Hi I'm just looking into our current IPC audits and wanted to check that we are still using the most up-to-date ones, Can I ask does everyone's audits run of the IPS society and the National cleaning standards or is there anything else nat...

RAG rating

Hi,Does anyone have/aware of a RAG rated tool that can be utilised when undertaking joint works and estates & IPC walk arounds i.e., deciding the most urgent priorities for capital funds/spending on upgrades

AMR research in care homes

We are looking for care homes in Liverpool who would be interested in becoming study sites for a research project looking at tracking antimicrobial resistance across care settings (hospitals and care homes in Liverpool). TRACS - Liverpool is being ru...

Interesting opportunity in IPC and sustainability (neonates/maternity)

I thought this was an interesting opportunity potentially for someone in the society!  " Supported by the whole Circular Healthcare team, your main responsibility will be to change the practices and culture in neonatal, maternal, and paediatric...