ESBL Patient Visitor Information

The CDHB IP&C team have recently updated a patient & vistor information sheet. Please feel free to use and/or adapt as required.

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ESBL Risk-Based Assessment for Patient Placement

Increasing numbers of ESBL positive patients and lack of single rooms and toilets in CDHB hospitals required the development of a risk-based assessment tool to decide on patient placement. It also provides information for precautions required in each risk bracket to add staff in developing care plans.

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Standard Precautions

A 2012 version from Canterbury Health District Board

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Cleaning and Disinfecting Commodes 2012

This was developed after investigating possible cross infection of Clostridium difficile in a inpatient clinical area. The investigation revealed inconsistencies in cleaning and disinfection of commodes. The concept was developed after seeing how a clinical area in a Canadian hosptial reduced their clostridium difficile rate by having a consistent method for cleaning and disinfecting commodes.

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Get Tough Clean Your Stuff

A poster reprinted with the permission of Holland Bloorview, Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Canada. This poster is going to be used as part of a campaign within Canterbury District Health Board healthcare facilities to encourage staff to clean patient monitoring equipment before and after use. Related Links > Get Tough Clean Your Stuff

Visitor - Cough and Sneeze poster 2012

A new Visitors poster developed due to increased Pertussis by Christchurch Womens Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board in 2012Related Links > Visitor Cough & Sneeze Poster 2012

Pertussis poster

Reproduced with permission of NSW government and used in the Canterbury District Health Board hospitals

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How to Clean your hands.

An updated 2011 Hand Hygiene poster from the Infection Prevention and Control team at the Canterbury District Health Board

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Hand Hygiene New Zealand Posters

5 posters from HHNZ - also downloadable from the HHNZ website.

HHNZ Resources

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Invitation to participate in international research exploring infection prevention strategies in our hospitals

Thursday, 18 December 2014 - Australia and New Zealand are collaborating with Sanjay Saint and his team from the University of Michigan to repeat their ... MORE

Hand Hygiene quarterly report now available

Thursday, 11 December 2014 - This is the HHNZ HQSC latest report. Click here to access this report MORE

IFIC Conferences Update

Thursday, 27 November 2014 - 2015: 21 - 24 March, New Delhi, India. person contact: 2016: March, Vienna, Austria person contact: Mr Mate Lukacsi MORE

Health Benefits Limited (HBL) group to be wound down

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 - Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced that the HBL group will be wound down. "It's expected that HBL will be ... MORE

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