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Healthcare Associated Infections

Information for Cleanliness Champions

The information on this page is for those who have successfully completed the Cleanliness Champions Programme.

There are many other resources that can help you to fulfil your role as Cleanliness Champion. Here are some suggestions, based on feedback we have received from existing Cleanliness Champions.

Depending on role and expertise, not all modules will be suitable for everyone.

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NHS Education for Scotland - Healthcare Associated Infections - Home Page

  • Links to Educational Programmes
  • Online short courses (see below)
  • Other training resources
  • Evaluation and Impact Reports

NHS Education for Scotland - Healthcare Associated Infections - Online Short Courses. Example of topics covered:

  • Hand Hygiene
  • Antibiotic Prescribing for Today's Practitioner
  • Aseptic Technique
  • C.difficile - A Clinical Scenario
  • C.difficile - A Clinical Tutorial
  • GaV - Gentamicin and Vancomycin
  • HAI Acute Hospital Admission Screening
  • Helping Patients Cope with Isolation in Hospital
  • Hospital Outbreak Management
  • Management of Legionella Incidents in the Community
  • MRSA - A Clinical Scenario
  • MRSA - A Clinical Tutorial
  • Prevention and Managemnt of Occupational Exposure
  • Presentations of Infections in the Older Person
  • The Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers
  • Promotion of Continence and the Assessment of Bladder Dysfunction in Adults
  • Quality Improvement in HAI
  • Recognising Surgical Site Infection
  • Urinary Catherisation

 Other useful skills for the Champion role

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eLearning for healthcare

Clinical leadership
CLE03 - Working with Others

03-01 Introduction to CLCF: Working with Others
03-02 Leadership Styles
03-03 Team Dynamics
03-04 Effective Team Working
03-05 Achieving a Facilitative Approach
03-06 Assertive Communication
03-07 Dealing with Conflict
03-08 Working in a Group
03-09 Coaching for Practice                 


Quality Improvement

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NHS Scotland Improvement Hub - various resources covering a wide range of Quality Improvement related topics.

e-Learning modules on the following topics:

  • Introduction to Our Purpose and values
  • Introduction to Quality and Quality Improvement
  • Introduction to Healthcare Systems
  • Introduction to Quality Improvement Methods
  • Introduction to Measurement for Improvement
  • Lean in Healthcare
  • Knowledge into Practice in Healthcare
  • Building a Quality Culture
  • Leading Quality Improvement
  • Creativity and Innovation in Healthcare
  • Introdution to Data Analysis
  • measurement for Improvement - Presenting Data
  • Evaluating Quality Improvement
  • Introduction to Statistical Process Control

Institute for Healthcare Improvement

  • How to Improve
  • Measures
  • Changes
  • Improvement Stories
  • Tools
  • Publications
  • IHI White Papers
  • Case Studies
  • Audio and Video
  • Presentations
  • Posterboards
  • Other websites

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 

E-learning resources for clinical audit covering:

  • An Introduction to Clinical Audit PowerPoint
  • Session1: Plan: Thinking about doing clinical audit
  • Session 2: Do: Identifying and collecting data
  • Session 3: Study; Analysing and interpreting data
  • Session 4: Act: Feedback and Changing Practice

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