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Infection prevention and control 2020

Summary 

The prevention of healthcare associated infections (HAIs) is an integral component of good medical practice; anaesthetists have a central role in ensuring every patient receives the best protection against HAIs.

Recommendations include that there should be a named lead consultant in each department of anaesthesia who is responsible for liaising with their trust’s infection prevention and control team and occupational health department to ensure best antimicrobial practice is maintained in all areas of anaesthetic practice.