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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 programme is responsible for providing educational resources to support the prevention of Healthcare Associated Infections, Decontamination (primary care and endoscopy) and Antimicrobial Stewardship across all clinical professions and non-clinical disciplines in NHSScotland. 

The HAI team has a multi-disciplinary focus in the Prevention and Control of Infection and work with key service stakeholders including NHS Health Boards in Scotland, Health Protection Scotland (HPS), Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS), Health Facilities Scotland (HFS), Care Inspectorate and Scottish Care. The work has strong alignment with both health protection and patient safety and clinical skills.

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Strands of Work

The HAI Team provide a comprehensive suite of resources to support all NHS and non-NHS healthcare related staff improve their knowledge and understanding of the measures required to improve infection prevention and control.

Online programmes and short courses are available to health and social care staff in Scotland via learnPro.

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.

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.  

The HAI resource flyer (spring 2015) is available which details the extensive suite of education and training courses available. There is also a leaflet outlining the range of educational resources available to support antimicrobial prescribing and stewardship, available in pdf as well as word formats.

Compendium of HAI Guidance

The purpose of the HAI compendium is to provide NHS Scotland staff with all current HAI national policy, guidance and associated supporting materials e.g. checklists, care bundles, patient information leaflets and training scenarios. The Compendium can be downloaded from the HPS website.



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