The content of the care bundles featured here has been superseded by the targeted
literature reviews undertaken by HPS in 2011/12.
Please refer to
these literature reviews and summary of key recommendations.
NHS Boards are strongly encouraged to map the content of their bundles and tools
against the recommendations presented within the links provided.
Review of HPS Quality Improvement Tools/Care Bundles
A review of the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Care Bundles is now being
undertaken by HPS under the direction of the National HAI-Quality Improvement Tools
(QITs) (Development Testing and Review) Group as part of the HAI Delivery Plan 2011
As part of this work HPS have undertaken a review of the scientific literature on:
Central Vascular Catheter Insertion
Blood Culture Sampling
These literature reviews have now been issued for wider consultation with the consultation
period finishing on 11 January 2012. If you would like to comment
on any of these literature reviews please contact Charlotte Quigley on 0141 282
2919 or nss.HPSInfectionControl@nhs.net
What is a bundle?
A bundle is a structured way of improving processes of care and patient outcomes.
It is a small straightforward set of practices - generally three to five - that,
when performed collectively, reliably and continuously, have been proven to improve
The bundles work is linked to the Scottish Patient Safety Programme.
Further information can be found at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement website.
Data from these frequent measures fed back to those involved in the procedure has
also been shown to result in improvements in process and reduction in negative actions.
Who can use the bundles?
Anyone in any clinical setting with the agreement of the clinical team leaders can
use the bundles. However infection control teams will be able to offer support with
regard to implementation and advice on data collection, analysis of data and feedback.
What are the types of bundles
Hand hygiene monitoring tool
A hand hygiene monitoring tool has also been made available to support monitoring
of compliance. This can be used alongside the care bundles. This document is based
on the electronic hand hygiene tool which is used to collect compliance data in
all NHS Boards as part of the National NHS Hand Hygiene Campaign.
Standard Operating Procedure
A Standard Operating Procedure has also been created for the '5 moments for hand