List of quality statements

List of quality statements

Statement 1. People are prescribed antibiotics in accordance with local antibiotic formularies as part of antimicrobial stewardship.

Statement 2. Organisations that provide healthcare have a strategy for continuous improvement in infection prevention and control, including accountable leadership, multi-agency working and the use of surveillance systems.

Statement 3. People receive healthcare from healthcare workers who decontaminate their hands immediately before and after every episode of direct contact or care.

Statement 4. People who need a urinary catheter have their risk of infection minimised by the completion of specified procedures necessary for the safe insertion and maintenance of the catheter and its removal as soon as it is no longer needed.

Statement 5. People who need a vascular access device have their risk of infection minimised by the completion of specified procedures necessary for the safe insertion and maintenance of the device and its removal as soon as it is no longer needed.

Statement 6. People with a urinary catheter, vascular access device or enteral feeding tube, and their family members or carers (as appropriate), are educated about the safe management of the device or equipment, including techniques to prevent infection.

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