Scottish Health Innovations Ltd (SHIL) works in partnership with NHS Scotland to identify, protect, develop and commercialise new innovations from healthcare professionals. Registered Number: SC 236303. Registered address: Scottish Health Innovations Ltd, 272 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4JR
Infection Management Game
An innovative solution to infection prevention and control training
- Invented by Odette Brooks, NHS Lothian Critical Care Infection Surveillance Nurse
- A unique approach to infection control staff training
- Designed to work with ALL local, regional or national Infection Prevention and Control policy documents
- Training completed in the workplace
- Explores a broad range of procedures and best practice
Healthcare-associated infections represent a serious risk for patients, visitors and staff. As a result, the application of the correct procedures is essential to prevent the spread of infections and improve patient safety.
The Infection Management Game offers a unique approach to staff training about the effective management of patients with suspected or known infections. It encourages groups of staff to work with relevant policy documents and improve their knowledge and confidence when managing patients and risk.
In just 20-40 minutes players will explore a broad range of procedures and best practice to ensure they deliver effective infection management within their area. This includes:
- understanding and applying local/national policies and procedures
- undertaking Infection risk assessment
- cleaning of environment and care equipment
- hand hygiene
- using appropriate Personal Protective Equipment
The game is designed to work with ALL local, regional or national Infection Prevention and Control policy documents in printed or digital format.
Available to purchase via license partner Focus Games. SHIL are not responsible for the content of external websites.
"Ensuring robust knowledge and high standards of training for health professionals is essential. But I know time is precious on busy wards so I had the idea of creating a training resource that could be used within the workplace, in a short time with no need for travel, room bookings, catering or IT provision.
"I wanted it to be interactive, engaging and promote discussion, so decided to use care-based scenarios to support clinical teams learn, develop and maintain critical skills and procedures.
"From this initial idea, I worked with NHS Lothian, SHIL, and Focus Games to bring it to life, and I’m really proud to now see the Infection Management Game launch. I’ve already received positive feedback from colleagues and health professionals and think this will be a hugely valuable training aid for staff across health and social care environments."
"Patient safety is at the heart of everything we do in NHS Lothian and is the foremost priority in every department. This engaging training tool allows staff to develop their knowledge around infection management, consider their own responses and make the correct decisions within a safe environment."