When people are unwell, one of the first places they visit is a GP practice. As such, effective cleaning and Infection Prevention protocols are crucial in preventing the spread of viruses and bacteria to practitioners, patients and staff.
When people are unwell, one of the first places they visit is a GP practice. As such, effective cleaning and Infection Prevention protocols are crucial in preventing the spread of viral and bacterial to practitioners, patients and staff.
Whiteley are experts in the field of Infection Prevention, and medical device cleaning and sterilisation.
Infection Prevention & Control – Hand Hygiene
General Practitioners can be exposed to a range of pathogenic microorganisms when coming into contact with contaminated instruments, equipment and environmental surfaces. These infections can then be passed on to patients, colleagues, and family members.
The good news is that the transmission of infection can be prevented. To achieve this, GP practices needs to commit to robust Infection Prevention procedures. This includes effective surface cleaning and disinfection, particularly of high-touch areas within the practice and treatment rooms. It also requires excellent hand hygiene,achievable by ensuring that hand sanitisers are easily accessible for patients in waiting rooms and staff in practice rooms.
The simple step of cleaning hands saves lives. Proper hand hygiene is one of the three key ways to prevent the spread of infections, alongside infection prevention education and effective surface cleaning and disinfection.
According to the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare, there are five moments when healthcare workers should clean their hands:
Our Infection Prevention products include hospital grade disinfectants such as Viraclean and Instrument grade disinfectant wipes such as V-Wipes. In addition, we supply a range of premium hand hygiene products including Bactol to keep staff and patients safe.
We have a range of instrument cleaning and disinfection products including machine detergents, manual and ultrasonic detergents, and stainless-steel brighteners and descalers.