Sheffield Local Optometric Committee

Infection Control

Following the talk on infection control by Angela Billings, Infection Prevention and Control Practitioner from NHS Sheffield, we can now give you the details of NHS approved hand hygiene and disinfection wipes.

For alcohol hand rubs, the three products are:

Purell Hand Sanitising Gel

“Softalind visco rub” by B Braun

Spirigel Alcohol Hand Gel by Ecolab

The disinfection wipes are:

PDI Sani-cloth Detergent Wipe

Azo Wipes

Sani-cloth active alcohol free disinfectant wipe

These are mostly available from Williams Medical Supplies (01685 844739 or http://www.wms.co.uk), where you can also find hand moisturisers. The Azo wipes are available from Midoptic.

Angela is happy to help with any infection control issues you might have, and she is able to loan equipment that can be used to demonstrate good hand hygiene. These are “glow and tell” UV lightboxes , which demonstrate how effective your hand hygeine techinques are, and will serve as your mandatory annual hand hygiene update on completion.

Angela’s contact details are:

Angela Billings – Infection Prevention and Control Practitioner
NHS Sheffield
722 Prince of Wales Road,
Darnall,
Sheffield.
S9 4EU

Telephone: 0114 3051112
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

A copy of her presentation can be found here or in the downloads section (you will need a powerpoint viewer on your computer to see it.)

Next Meeting:

Copthorne Hotel
Bramall Lane
Sheffield
S2 4SU

at 7.00pm Monday 4th December

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