Infection Control Case Study

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Infection Control

Application: Infection isolation on general wards

Client: Homerton University Hospital

Infection Control Department

Product: 10 x Portable KwickScreens

Feedback: “The clear design we have used

ensures that patients can be observed and

they do not feel isolated from other people.”

- Vickie Longstaff, Infection Control Lead,

Homerton University Hospital

THE PROBLEM

There is a lack of side rooms in many hospitals across

the NHS. The majority of infected patients do not need to

be placed in side rooms, requiring only a physical barrier

between bed-spaces to prevent infection transmission

through droplets, and improve hand hygiene compliance.

Many patients do not wish to be placed in side rooms, or

require constant observation.

Often during outbreaks there are insufficient side rooms

available for all patients carrying infections including MRSA

and Norovirus. Many expensive or inappropriate methods

are used to manage infected patients including bed blocking,

barrier nursing or delaying discharge from previous (often

more costly) wards until appropriate side-rooms are

available.

HOW IT WORKS

KwickScreens have now been adopted by infection

control teams across the NHS to provide isolation for

infected patients within wards. The KwickScreen provides

both a physical barrier around the infected patient and

a psychological trigger that has been proven to improve

hand hygiene compliance. It also allows patients to

remain visible to each other and to staff, offering a

significant advantage over side rooms.

- Allows separation of infected areas within a ward

- Isolates non-airborne infections in the ward

- Provides visibility & isolation

- Improves hand hygiene compliance and prevents crossbed

traffic

- Low levels of patient stigmatisation

- Hygiene units for alcohol gel, gloves and gowns

available

- Easy to clean, small storage footprint when not in use

“The clear design we have used ensures that patients can be observed and

they do not feel isolated from other people”

- Vickie Longstaff, Infection Control Lead, Homerton University Hospital

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