Wipe it out RCN Campaign
Wipe it out’ was launched in 2005 to support RCN members' contributions in reducing health care associated infections (HCAIs) particularly MRSA, and to act as a focal point for political lobbying on related issues. ‘Wipe it Out’ is now no longer an active campaign, however the strap line has been maintained as a focus for the overarching project which continues to help meet the college’s ambitions in supporting a reduction in HCAI’s and improving patient's experience of care. Objectives To ensure UK-wide participation and engagement in the project To engage members and develop the RCN infection prevention network To strengthen partnerships with key stakeholders in HCAI from around the UK and the wider European/international community To produce clearly focused innovative work that will contribute to the role of nurses in reducing HCAIs. Activity is varied according to need and can include events, focus groups, guidance development and further development of the web resource and the infection prevention network. Update on Wipe it out Wipe it Out work is led by the nurse adviser for infection prevention and control in collaboration with members and stakeholders. The current emphasis on activity is focused on moving beyond the production of guidance to more interactive work which focuses on identifying contemporary issues pertinent to nursing and shaping these to form priorities for 2013-14. This activity acknowledges the current pressures associated with changes underway within the NHS in England and associated clinical priorities within the quality/safety landscape. ‘Wipe it Out’ work complements other RCN infection prevention activity, a summary of which can be found in the RCN activity on infection control page.