Reducing Gram-negative bloodstream infections — education and awareness

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Education and planning for staff, patients and carers is a vital component of the plan to reduce Gram-negative bloodstream infections (GNBSIs) for any system. This section contains the recommended actions and examples of educational work in systems across England.

Action: ensure providers have an education plan

Ensure that all providers have an education plan for all health care workers regarding the prevention of GNBSIs.


Action: ensure public messaging includes prevention

Ensure that patients and public messaging includes prevention of GNBSIs.

E. coli factsheet PDF, 74.1 KB

E. coli fact sheet (provided by Leeds City Council).


Action: engage primary care/primary care networks

Support primary care to reach patients with long term conditions, carers and those receiving care in the home.

Preventative measures to help reduce UTIs in care homes PDF, 270.0 KB

A poster of preventative measures to help reduce UTIs in care homes (provided by Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield CCG, North Durham CCG and Darlington CCG).

Wiltshire CCG care homes project DOCX, 571.4 KB

A project aiming to enable care homes to adopt a continuous improvement culture (provided by Wiltshire CCG).


Action: ensure messaging is clear

Ensure all staff, patients and carers that care for urinary catheters have access to simple care messages.



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