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 three years to make sure it is kept up to date.

Candida auris

Description:
This leaflet gives more information about the C. auris germ, how it can be passed on and how it can be prevented.

Hand hygiene

Description:
This leaflet is about hand hygiene, and shows how to clean your hands thoroughly to stop the spread of infection.

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.

Monitoring surgical wounds

Description:
This leaflet explains what a surgical wound infection is and our programme for monitoring those infections acquired in hospitals.

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.

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

Description:
This leaflet aims to answer your questions about how to prepare your skin before orthopaedic surgery using chlorhexidine gluconate skin cleanser.

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.
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