The Infection Control nurses are starting a project with support from the GP’s to look at reducing urinary tract infections in care homes. The To dip or not to dip project has been successful in several areas of England including Halton and we are now introducing it for the St Helens and Warrington care homes.
We are currently in the process of providing training to all care home staff in St Helens and Warrington.
As you should all be aware the Department of Health have set a target to reduce Ecoli bacteraemia and urinary tract infections are the most common cause of this. By doing this project we hope to reduce the number of urinary tract infections reported.
Once you have completed your training session you will be given all your to dip or not to dip resources to help you start the project in your care home.
A copy of all the resources used in the training and for the project can be found at the bottom of the page.