Healthcare - Infection Prevention

Healthcare workers and patients can be exposed to a range of pathogenic micro-organisms if appropriate infection prevention practices are not in place. These organisms are transmitted through contact with people, contaminated surfaces, instruments, and other equipment.

Whiteley is a global leader in the field of infection prevention and control

Good hand hygiene practices and surface disinfection are critical in reducing the risk of contamination between healthcare workers and patients. Whiteley offers a range of products to create a clean and safe environment within healthcare facilities.

Infection prevention products and practices are key to reducing the risk of healthcare-associated infections.

Healthcare associated infections (HAIs) are one of the most serious, yet preventable safety issues faced by the medical industry. Fighting the spread of dangerous pathogens with Infection Prevention products is vital in protecting patients

It is reported that there are over 165,000 healthcare associated infections in Australian acute healthcare facilities every year, according to the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare. This makes healthcare associated infections the most common complication affecting patients in hospital.

There are 3 simple steps you can take to reduce the spread of pathogens

Step 1 – Effective Surface Cleaning & Disinfection

Regular, effective surface cleaning, with hospital grade disinfectants will assist in protecting staff and patients.

Step 2 – Good Hand Hygiene

Ensuring quality hand sanitisers are easily accessible in waiting rooms and practice rooms will assist in minimising the risk of infection transmission.

Step 3 – Infection Prevention Education & Training

Whiteley provides education and training materials to ensure that healthcare workers and staff are up to date on the latest science, procedures and techniques to keep your facility clean and safe.

Hand Hygiene Tips

Good hand hygiene is critical in preventing the spread of germs and there are 5 simple steps you can take to improve compliance:

  • Ensure sanitising dispensers or bottles are conveniently located.
  • Increase monitoring and surveillance.
  • Choose products staff like using.
  • Use signage to promote hand hygiene i.e. 5 moments of hand hygiene posters.
  • Encourage your team to provide feedback to each other on hand hygiene.

Need more information?

Whiteley offers training and compliance support for our complete range of Infection Prevention, hand hygiene and skin care products.

We can also assist with compliance tools such as the Whiteley McLaws hand hygiene calculator.

Talk to our team of experts for advice or to trial any of our products.

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