Infection Prevention and VAP

Aims of the group:


The group aims to share best practice with respect to infection prevention & control between the critical care units in Greater Manchester; it also aims to have establish a working diagnosis of ventilator associated pneumonia that can be used by the different units in Manchester so that they can audit their rates of VAP. The group also aims to share best practice in implementation of preventative measures to stop patients developing VAP and to make sure that it is correctly treated when it occurs.


The main objectives of the group are:

  • To improve infection control and treatment in critical care
  • Share best practice with respect to infection control and reduction of infection
  • Share infection control problems to help find solutions to those problems
  • Bench mark infection rates and compare how different units are doing
  • Produce audit and teaching resources that can be shared with other units
  • To explore using the purchasing power of several critical care units to control costs of disposables and drugs
  • To carry out pilot projects and disseminate their results

The group is chaired by Dr Thomas, Consultant in Intensive Care at Stepping Hill hospital - please email her if you would like to join the group. 

Liz.Thomas@stockport.nhs.uk


To access the Google group and Drop Box associated with the group please email: tthomaswork@ntlworld.com 

Group Members

 

CHAIR: Dr Liz Thomas Stockport


Dr Jay Naisbitt SRH

Dr Nick Smith RBH

Martin Catlow - Wythenshawe

Dr Peter Alexander - Wythenshawe

Petro Bekker WWL
Hayley Hardiman Wythenshawe
Alex Larkin SRH
John Logan MRI
John Moore MRI
Tracey Watt PAT
Adele Akid Stockport

Johnson Emma SRH
Angela Neumann SRH
Simon Gray  Wythenshawe




 

Dates for RiCON Infection and VAP meetings:-


Thursday 1st February 2018   10.00 - 12.00


All at West Point M16 9HU


Minutes and documents

Documents from RICON Infection and VAP meeting 

 17th November 2015

subglotticsuctionoettuseinsrft-september2015.pdf
Subglottic suction OETT
vappowerpointsalford-uptooctober2015.pdf
VAP Power point
vhf_guidance_document_updated_19112014.pdf
VHF Guidance
wallace_et_al-2015-anaesthesia.pdf
Anaesthesia article
torriconinfectionvap.docx
Terms of Reference
posterforaeandtheatre.pptx
Poster for A&E and Theatres
posterfortheatre.pptx
Poster for Theatres
whyshouldweuessubglotictubes.pptx
Presentation on Subglottic Tubes

Documents