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MRSA Action UK observe leading care agency’s infection prevention & control training

Abacare Care Agency invited MRSA Action UK to their induction training to observe hand hygiene, use of personal protective equipment and infection prevention and control training.

Abacare Care Agency provide care for people in their own home, including live in care, dementia care and domiciliary care. They were awarded the UK Over 50s 2014 Housing Award for the most outstanding care agency in the UK.

During our visit last week it was encouraging to see the attention given to infection prevention and control in the community setting, particularly in light of the vulnerable people that Abacare Care Agency look after. We were impressed with the week-long induction training programme, covering the essentials of care, dignity and respect.

With Public Health England figures showing 70% of MRSA and Clostridium difficile infections now attributed as being acquired in the community setting, the focus given to the hospital setting needs to be directed at infection prevention and control in the community. A lot can be learned from the approach taken by Abacare Care Agency.

Derek Butler
MRSA Action UK
07762 741114


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