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Healthcare Associated Infections

Healthcare Associated Infections

The Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) team lead the educational elements of the Scottish Government's HAI Task Force delivery plan on the Prevention and Control of Infection.

The HAI education team is responsible for providing educational resources to support health and social care staff working in acute, community, care home/residential housing and care at home services in Scotland with educational courses on Infection Prevention and Control,  Decontamination of Re-usable Medical Devices and Antimicrobial Prescribing, Management and Stewardship. The HAI team has a multi-disciplinary focus and has strong alignment with both health protection and patient safety and clinical skills.

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You can keep up-to-date with all the latest developments on the HAI News page or by subscribing to the bi-monthly HAI E-bulletin.  

Strands of Work

The HAI Team provide a comprehensive suite of resources to support all NHS and non-NHS healthcare related staff to improve their knowledge and understanding of the measures required to improve infection prevention and control.  Our stands of work include Educational Programmes, Online Short Courses and Training Resources.  Online programmes and short courses are available to health and social care staff in Scotland via learnPro.

The HAI resource flyer (spring 2015) details the extensive range of education and training resources available and provides a matrix to help signpost learners to the resources most relevant for them.

Evaluation of the impact in practice of educational resources is an important element of the HAI educational programme provision and examples are hightlighted on the Impact and Evaluation webpage.

Supporting health and social care integration

In support of the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorate's commitment to the integration of health and social care services, a National post was established to look at HAI education provision particular to this sector. Lucie Page is a Practice Education Co-ordinator, and has worked with NHS Education for Scotland's (NES) Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) team since July 2014. Lucie has been working with key stakeholders across health and social care, listening to training needs and specific challenges to learning. This has given opportunities to offer support, advise and facilitate the development of new and existing education resources particular to HAI and Infection Prevention and Control to meet the needs of those working in social care settings. The video below highlights the parameters of the national role and how Lucie and the NES HAI team can help you locally.

Duration: 7 minutes 18 seconds 

Download the transcript (pdf)


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