Liz Collins, lead nurse for infection prevention, said: “This will be of huge benefit to assist us in improving patient care. It will lead to earlier treatment and more effective infection prevention management for our patients and will enable my team to work more efficiently. We are delighted to have this system in place.”
ICNet is the result of a £150,000 award made by the Department of Health to Leicester’s hospitals in recognition of the Trust’s success in preventing infections. The new system will allow the Trust to build on its good practice.
Katie Houghton, founder of ICNet International commented “The effects of healthcare associated infections must not be underestimated in terms of the impact to the patient as well as the economv.
We are honoured to be working with the team at Leicester and look forward to seeing some real benefits to both the patients and the staff, thus proving the DoH funding was wisely invested.”
In addition to infection prevention, it will eventually be used to control antibiotic use, helping the Trust lead the fight against antibiotic-resistant infections.
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ICNet is an innovative software package that allows real time collaboration of patient and laboratory data to enable infection control management and surveillance of HAI. It is a powerful tool for the analysis required for mandatory reporting of HAI.