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Healthcare Associated Infections

Healthcare Associated Infections

Providing education to support the outputs from the Scottish Antimicrobial and Healthcare Associated Infection (SARHAI) five year strategic framework.

For guidance on COVID-19 related to infection prevention and control please visit the HPS Coronavirus (COVID-19) page.

For specific educational materials relevant to COVID-19, please visit Turas Learn Coronavirus (COVID-19).

We are 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 resources on Infection Prevention and Control,  Decontamination of Re-usable Medical Devices and Antimicrobial Prescribing, Management and Stewardship. 

We have a multi-disciplinary focus and strong alignment with health protection, patient safety and clinical skills.

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All HAI resources are part of the Scottish Infection Prevention and Control Education Pathway.

The resource leaflet (spring 2019) details the extensive range of resources available.  There is also a stand alone matrix which matches the resources to the target audience groups based on job roles, which may be of assistance when planning local training sessions for staff or identifying training needs for Personal Development Plans.

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 donwloaded from the HPS website.