Time: 02:00PM – 02:40PM
Topic: The Launch of the NHSI Catheter Care Resources to Reduce Gram-Negative Infections
Brief presentation description
As part of the national program to reduce Gram-negative infections and in response to provider requests. NHSI has led on the development of national tools to help providers and care systems implement best practice and standardise care pathways in relation to urinary catheters. A task and finish group has developed a suite of resources that includes an inpatient care plan, a catheter passport, a catheter card and a prevent CAUTI staff information card..
This workshop will provide delegates with an overview of the tools and promote implementation.
Esther Taborn BN (Hons), MBA, Post Grad Dip IP&C. Head of Infection Prevention and Control – East Kent CCGs and NHSI Clinical Fellow.
Esther qualified as Nurse in 1995 and has worked in a variety of clinical roles including both critical care and the private sector, before training as an ICN. Her IP&C experience includes work for a Primary Care Trust and in the acute sector. Esther came to work for the CCGs in Feb 2016 as Head of Infection Prevention and Control. Whilst finding her ‘feet’ in the CCG Esther has been keen to move forward collaborate whole health economy working to reduce HCAI particularly in regard to gram-negative bloodstream infections. Esther is passionate about IP&C and using education and leadership to design prevention into patient pathways and has developed whole health economy tools to support improvement. Esther also works for NHSI as a clinical fellow, leading on the development of an English Catheter Passport and Care Pathway.