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 shortly introducing it for the St Helens and Warrington care homes. See information
To inform you (Care Homes) about it we have put on four training events, one of which a manager and a representative from each unit MUST attend so that you are able to pass this information on to all your staff.
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.
At the end of the 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.