Priority 9 from the Healthcare Associated Infections Project

UNCERTAINTY: Does infection prevention and control training of patients and carers help in the prevention of infection in vulnerable patients being cared for in their own homes? (Priority 9)
Overall ranking 9
JLA question ID 0088/9
Explanatory note Certain people are more vulnerable to infections. These include people who are being cared for, because of their mental impairment and people who have tubes in their body, for example urinary catheters or feeding tube. It is not clear if infection prevention and control training of these individuals can decrease HCAI.

None identified

Health Research Classification System category Infection
Extra information provided by this project
Original uncertainty examples The care I give to my elderly relatives has highlighted issues that those giving domiciliary care face. Care workers often contact us about feeling ill equipped when they are looking after vulnerable residents, both for the people they look after and for themselves.
Submitted by 1 x Patient
Project information
Project unique ID 0088
Project name Healthcare Associated Infections
Total number of uncertainties identified by this project. 259  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 28 February 2019