Catheter Care Awareness Week

    Catheter Care Awareness Week

    Catheter Care Awareness Week consists of five days of events and activities, in partnership with our member organisations, aiming to raise awareness of the risks of CAUTI (catheter-associated UTIs), reduce harm, fight stigma and improve general catheter care in south London and beyond. This year, it falls between 18 – 22 June.

    Here’s how you and your organisation can get involved:

    • Host a ‘Catheter Care Awareness Week’ stall – with posters, badges, balloons and pledge cards, encourage patients and staff to talk about their catheter issues and fill out pledge cards, promising better care.
    • Put up a poster to promote your event;
    • Wear your Catheter Care Awareness Week Badge;
    • Join our Tweetchat – held with @WeNurses, the #CatheterCare Tweetchat will take place on 21st June 20.00
    • Spread the word! Tell your colleagues, family and friends about Catheter Care Awareness Week. Try changing your Twitter or Facebook picture to the Catheter Care logo to show support for the cause, or adding #cathetercare to your Twitter name;
    • Get your organisation’s Communications team to include this news piece in their e-newsletters and on the intranet;
    • Make a vlog – watch this one for inspiration;
    • Follow and retweet popular Catheter Care Awareness Spokespeople, such as @Paradlermedic and @TizianaAnsell;
    • Watch our Catheter Care Awareness Animation and share across social media;
    • Read and share Alice’s Story

    If you are getting involved, please email hin.southlondon@nhs.net with details of your event so that we can add it to the list of activities and events. Please request the total of balloons and badges you predict you will use, and we will try our best to accommodate requests.

    Catheter Care Week Events

     
    Name DateTimeAddressDescription
    Local Prescribing Guidance for Catheters and Urinary Continence Appliances18/06/18TBCTBCGreenwich CCG's Medicines Management team have developed and finalised a local prescribing guidance for Catheters and Urinary Continence appliances.

    During Catheter Care Awareness Week, the team will be launching this document to their GP practices and running a training session for GPs and their staff.

    The aim is to provide guidance to GP practices including practice nurses when they issue prescriptions for catheters, sheaths, drainage bags and associated appliances for use in patients with urinary continence problems.


    Virgincare Catheter Care Stand18/06/1810.00-14.00Sheppey Community Hospital Main Entrance, Virgincare will be hosting a stand to raise public catheter awareness+ continence promotion at the hospital. They will be there to educate public and healthcare professionals on catheter products, care and infection prevention.
    Meet the Twockers18/06/18-22/06/18All dayUniversity Hospital Lewisham, Lewisham High St, London SE13 6LHThe Aspiring to Excellence Catheter Care group will be awareness of catheter related issues, products and catheter management for staff, patients and carers by holding an awareness stand during catheter awareness week.

    The stand will have promotional freebies to visitors stand such as re-usable water bottles to promote hydration, sweets, a £50 Amazon voucher for quiz winner on each hospital site, balloons and pens. The stand will be able to provide information on Catheter Care and best practice resources.
    Meet the Twockers18/06/18-22/06/18All dayQueen Elizabeth Hospital,
    Stadium Rd, Woolwich,
    London SE18 4QH
    The Aspiring to Excellence Catheter Care group will be awareness of catheter related issues, products and catheter management for staff, patients and carers by holding an awareness stand during catheter awareness week.

    The stand will have promotional freebies to visitors stand such as re-usable water bottles to promote hydration, sweets, a £50 Amazon voucher for quiz winner on each hospital site, balloons and pens. The stand will be able to provide information on Catheter Care and best practice resources.
    Princess Royal University Hospital Catheter Care Stand18/06/18All dayPrincess Royal University Hospital,
    Farnborough Common,
    Locksbottom,
    Kent,
    BR6 8ND
    Kings College Hospital will be holding a stand in the main entrance to the hospital. You should be able to catch them dressed up! They will be focusing on on early TWOC, catheter care, ISC-gold standard and catheter securement. They will be providing CAUTI cards after training to staff which will provide visual prompts for CAUTI.
    East Surrey Hospital Catheter Care Awareness Stand18/06/18-19/06/18All dayEast Surrey Hospital
    Infection Prevention and Control Office,
    1st floor (above Hematology opposite POPPA)
    Canada Ave,
    Redhill RH1 5RH

    The hospital will have a table display from Infection prevention and control, community continence advisor, with products, representative for catheters and pads, Nurse Consultant in patient safety will be advising on catheters/TWOC improvement and reduction in systemic infections from urinary tract)
    Virgincare Catheter Care Stand19/06/1810.00-14.00Gravesend Community Hospital Main Entrance,Virgincare will be hosting a stand to raise public catheter awareness+ continence promotion at the hospital. They will be there to educate public and healthcare professionals on catheter products, care and infection prevention.
    Reality Rounds 18/06/18 AND 22/06/18All dayEast Surrey Hospital
    Infection Prevention and Control Office,
    1st floor (above Hematology opposite POPPA)
    Canada Ave,
    Redhill RH1 5RH

    Reality Rounds will be led by Nurse Consultant Patient Safety and deputy chief Nurse. The nurse will prepare and carry around a trolley to raise awareness about catheter and cAUTI issues, educate staff, observe practice, challenge practice and find out some of the challenges preventing changes in catheter/TWOC/CAUTI practice
    Epsom and St. Helier Open Day20/06/1810.00-12.0018 Cheyne Ct,
    Park Rd,
    Banstead SM7 3BS
    Epsom and St. Helier will be holding an open day with updates on products and talks.
    Kings College Hospital Catheter Care Stand21/06/18All dayKings College Hospital,
    Denmark Hill,
    Brixton,
    SE5 9RS
    Kings College Hospital will be holding a stand in the main entrance to the hospital. You should be able to catch them dressed up! They will be focusing on on early TWOC, catheter care, ISC-gold standard and catheter securement. They will be providing CAUTI cards after training to staff which will provide visual prompts for CAUTI.
    Roadshow Roadshow - Your HealthcareTBCTBCYour Healthcare CIC, Meeting Rooms 1&2, Hollyfield House, 22 Hollyfield Road, Surbiton, Surrey KT5 9ALYOUR HEALTHCARE CIC will be delivering stand at the Community service base to educate front line staff to promote best practice in catheter care and promote best practice including power training sessions, infection control and hydration, Your Healthcare’s catheter products’ formulary and to encourage a reduction of catheter related UTIs.
    Roadshow Roadshow - Hawks Road ClinicTBCTBCHawks Road ClinicYOUR HEALTHCARE CIC will be delivering stand at the Community service base to educate front line staff to promote best practice in catheter care and promote best practice including power training sessions, infection control and hydration, Your Healthcare’s catheter products’ formulary and to encourage a reduction of catheter related UTIs.
    Roadshow Roadshow - KingstonTBCTBCAll care homes within the Kingston CCG areaYOUR HEALTHCARE CIC will be delivering a roadshow to all care homes to promote best practice including power training sessions, infection control and hydration, Your Healthcare’s catheter products’ formulary and to encourage a reduction of catheter related UTIs.

    There will be a stand at the Community service base to educate front line staff to promote best practice in catheter care

    By Kitty Grew

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