Scottish Government Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Task Force Report On Delivery Programme: 2008-2011

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Abbreviations

ACIST

Advanced Course in Sterilisation Technology

AMR

antimicrobial resistance

AMT

antimicrobial management team

AST

antimicrobial susceptibility testing

ATP

adenosine triphosphate

CAUTI

catheter-associated urinary tract infection

CC

Care Commission

CDAD

Clostridium difficile associated disease

CDC

Center for Disease Control

CDI

Clostridium difficile infection

CHP

community health partnership

CVC

central vascular catheter

CVC- RI

central vascular catheter - renal insertion

EARSS

European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System

ECDC

European Centre for Disease Control

ECOSS

Electronic Communication of Surveillance in Scotland

ESAC

European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption

ESBLs

extended-spectrum beta-lactamases

GCU

Glasgow Caledonian University

HAI

healthcare associated infection

HALT

( ECDC) Healthcare Associated Infection in Long Term Care Facilities (prevalence survey)

HEAT (target)

Health, Efficiency, Access, Treatment target

HEI

Healthcare Environment Inspectorate

HFS

Health Facilities Scotland

HIIAT

Hospital Infection Incident Assessment Tool

HMUD

Hospital Medicines Utilisation Database

HOAG

Hospital Outbreak Advisory Group

HPA

Health Protection Agency

HPAG

Health Protection Advisory Group

HPN

Health Protection Network

HPS

Health Protection Scotland

HTA

health technology assessment

ICU

intensive care unit

iiiP

Infection Improvement and Implementation Programme

IPC

infection prevention and control

IPSE

Improving Patient Safety in Europe

LHBC

local hand hygiene health board coordinator

MRSA

Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

MSSA

Meticillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus

NCSS

National Cleaning Services Specification

NES

NHS Education for Scotland

NNIS

National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance System

NPSA

National Patient Safety Agency

NSS

NHS National Services Scotland

ODC

OspreyDeepclean

OPCS4

Office of Population, Censuses and Surveys Classification of Surgical Operations and Procedures (4th revision)

PCR

polymerase chain reaction

PICT

Public Involvement and Communications Team

PID

project initiation document

PPF

public partnership forum

PVC

peripheral vascular catheter

NHSQIS

NHS Quality Improvement Scotland

RPEL

recognition of prior learning

SAB

Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia

SAPG

Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group

SBAR

situation, background, assessment, recommendation

ScotMARAP

Scottish Management of Antimicrobial Resistance Action Plan

SICPs

standard infection control precautions

SICSAG

Scottish Intensive Care Society Audit Group

SIGN

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network

SIRN

Scottish Infection Research Network

SPSP

Scottish Patient Safety Programme

SSI

surgical site infection

SSIRS

Surgical Site Infection Reporting System

TBPs

transmission-based precautions

UHI

University of Highlands and Islands (Millennium Institute)

UKCRC

UK Clinical Research Collaboration

UKCRN

UK Clinical Research Network

UoD

University of Dundee

UTI

urinary tract infection

VAP

ventilator-associated pneumonia