East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS - NHS Trust
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About us

Committed to infection prevention and control 

We are committed to provide a clean and safe environment for healthcare and to reduce the risks of Healthcare Associated Infection (HCAI).

 

We do this by identifying and reducing infection risks, continually developing safer working practices and by following strict policies and procedures,

 

Through our Quality Everyday programme we regularly audit our performance against the Hygiene Code and monitor it through our Infection, Prevention and Control Group and Clinical Governance Group.

 

Ambulance Vehicle Deep Cleaning

 

EMAS emergency ambulances and fast response vehicles are cleaned by our clinicians (paramedics, technicians etc) throughout their shift.

 

The vehicles are deep cleaned every six weeks by our Ambulance Support Team.

 

If a vehicle is soiled during a 999 call, the crew inform Control that the vehicle has to be taken off the road to be deep cleaned. Wherever possible, the crew transfer onto a replacement vehicle so they can remain operational.

  

Ambulance Support Team cleaning ambulance

We can all play a part in preventing infections

 

The easiest and most effective way to reduce the spread of infection is good hand hygiene.

 

This means washing hands regularly throughout the day with soap and water. Watch this short video to see the best technique to use.

 

Contacts:

  

Kirsty Morgan

Head of Infection Prevention and Control

Tel: 07814 051714

kirsty.morgan@emas.nhs.uk

 

Kathy Fleming

Infection Prevention and Control Nurse Specialist

Tel: 0115 88 45204 or 07786 914016

kathy.fleming@emas.nhs.uk

 

Gaynor Moss

Infection Prevention and Control Advisor

Tel: 01773 522 650 or 07800 827326

gaynor.moss@emas.nhs.uk

 

Judith Douglas

Director of Nursing and Quality/Director of Infection Prevention and Control

Tel: 0115 884 5000

judith.douglas@emas.nhs.uk

 

Paul Benton

Deputy Director of Quality

Tel: 0115 884 5000

paul.benton@emas.nhs.uk

 

 

 

Annual Report

 

Infection Prevention and Control Annual Report 2013/14  click

 

 

Useful infection prevention and control links

 

NICE

Public Health England

Department of Health

National Resource for Infection Control

National Patient Safety Agency

World Health Organisation

NHS Choices

 

 

Infection Prevention Downloads

 

Cleanliness leaflet

 

Infection Prevention & Control: The Facts, The Myths