Infection control patient leaflets

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This page lists leaflets produced or used by our department. Each leaflet is reviewed at least every two years to make sure it is kept up to date.

Hand hygiene - An easy read guide

Description:
This leaflet is about keeping your hands clean and how this can stop infection from spreading around the hospital. It is written in simple, short sentences, with pictures to guide you.

Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotics Therapy (OPAT) service

Description:
This leaflet aims to provide you with information about the OPAT service. Please note that this information does not apply to our @home service. If you have any further questions, please speak to a doctor or nurse caring for you.

Outpatient treatment of falciparum malaria in adults

Description:
This leaflet explains more about falciparum malaria and how we can help when you come to the Infectious Diseases Department.

Preparing your skin before cardiac or vascular surgery using chlorhexidine gluconate skin preparations

Description:
This leaflet aims to answer your questions about how to prepare your skin before surgery. The purpose of preparing your skin before surgery is to ensure that your skin is thoroughly cleansed to reduce the amount of bacteria that is normally found on the skin, reducing the risk of developing an infection.

Preparing your skin before orthopaedic surgery using chlorhexidine gluconate skin cleanser

Description:
This leaflet aims to answer your questions about how to prepare your skin before surgery. The purpose of preparing your skin before surgery is to ensure that your skin is thoroughly cleansed to reduce the amount of bacteria that is normally found on the skin. This will reduce the risk of you developing an infection.

Preparing your skin before surgery using chlorhexidine gluconate 2% cloths

Description:
This leaflet aims to answer your questions about how to prepare your skin before surgery. The purpose of preparing your skin before surgery is to ensure that your skin is thoroughly cleansed to reduce the amount of bacteria that is normally found on the skin. This will reduce the risk of you developing an infection.
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