Patient Information Leaflets

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  • Blood Stream Infection

    A blood stream infection, also known as a bacteraemia, blood poisoning or septicaemia, is an infection caused by bacteria entering the bloodstream

  • Carbapenemase Producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE)

    Enterobacteriaceae are bugs which can live in the gut of humans and animals

  • Hand hygiene

    Most healthcare associated infections are preventable through good hand hygiene – cleaning hands at the right time and in the right way.

  • Infection prevention guidance for visitors

    As visitors you play an important role in keeping the hospital free of infection by following these guidelines.

  • Monitoring Surgical Wounds for Infection

    A surgical wound infection occurs when germs from our skin and the environment enter the incision that the surgeon makes through the skin in order to carry out the operation.

  • Preventing catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI)

    You have been given this leaflet because you have (or are due to have) a catheter placed in your bladder e.g., you are having an operation.

    A catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) occurs when germs (usually bacteria) enter the urinary tract through the urinary catheter and cause infection.

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