Archive: Infection Prevention

Supported discharge service for patients receiving IV antibiotics Under OPAT

Introduction You are being discharged from hospital under the care of the OPAT (Outpatients Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy) team so that you can finish your IV (intravenous) antibiotic treatment in your...

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Caring for your Midline Catheter Caring for your Midline Catheter

Introduction Your consultant has decided that the best way for you to receive your treatment is through a midline catheter, which can be left in place and used repeatedly for...

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How to collect a urine sample

Female Sample: If you are doing a sample at the hospital, the nurse may give you a small clean bowl. Follow the cleaning and collecting instructions below then give the...

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Clostridioides difficile (C.diff or CDI)

Clostridioides difficile (CDI) – previously known as Clostridium difficile – is one of many different bacteria that live in our bowels, rarely causing us problems. How do you get Clostridioides...

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