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Guidance

Guidance for neonatal units (NNUs) (levels 1, 2 & 3), adult and paediatric intensive care units (ICUs) in Scotland to minimise the risk of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection from water

Published on 03 September 2018

From: Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection Scotland

Guidance designed to minimise the risk of infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Documents

Details

This guidance is designed to minimise the risk of infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa and is in addition to the extant: The control of Legionella bacteria in water systems. Approved Code of Practice and Guidance (L8). The control of Legionella bacteria in hot and cold water systems. HSG274 Part 2 Water safety for healthcare premises Part A: Design, installation and testing. SHTM 04-01 Water sources and potential infection risks to patients in high risk units – revised guidance. CEL 08(2013) An SBAR and Addendum for Augmented Care Settings should also be used alongside the guidance.

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