Infection control: Tips for patients when receiving care from a podiatrist

Infection control: Tips for patients when receiving care from a podiatrist


This video has been developed collaboratively
by the Podiatry Board of Australia and the Australian Health Practitioner
Regulation Agency, or AHPRA. It focuses on prevention and control of infection
during a visit to a podiatrist. The same principles apply
when visiting a podiatric surgeon. Effective infection prevention and control is central
to minimising the risk of the spread of infection. It’s everybody’s responsibility and helps keep the patient,
the health practitioner and the public safe. The key things you should look for
when visiting a podiatrist are: Does the podiatry clinic look clean and tidy
and have a smooth, easy-to-clean, hard floor covering? Is your podiatrist wearing appropriate clean clothing and, when required, wearing protective equipment
such as gloves, aprons or a mask? Does your podiatrist have a sink in their clinic
where they can wash their hands? Are the instruments clean, or new and disposable? When you go to see a registered podiatrist, you can be safe in the knowledge
that they have met national standards such as continuing to learn
to develop their knowledge and skills. – Peter Williams?
– Yes. Hi, Peter, I’m Tanya Rhodes.
I’ll be looking after you today. The single most important factor
of infection prevention and control is hand hygiene. If your podiatrist’s hands are visibly soiled, they must complete the correct
hand-washing procedure prior to treating you. If their hands are not visibly soiled,
an alcohol-based hand rub is sufficient. It takes around 40 to 60 seconds
to complete the hand-washing procedure before your hands are ready
to examine a patient. It’s not just the podiatrist’s responsibility
to minimise the risk of infection. As a patient, you are also encouraged
to exercise good hand hygiene and disclose health and risk status
if you believe you may infect those around you. So, Peter, I’m ready to take a look at your foot.
Are you happy for me to proceed with the examination? Yes, of course. When the podiatrist undertakes an assessment, they may use some instruments such as
a monofilament, a reflex hammer or a tuning fork. These instruments are always
thoroughly cleaned before and after use. They don’t need sterilising
because they’re only used on intact skin or where there is no risk of causing broken skin. Okay, we’ll get started in a moment.
I’ve just got to put on my protective clothing. Personal protective equipment, or PPE, refers to barriers used to protect you
from infectious agents. The PPE worn by a podiatrist
can include an apron or gown, a surgical mask, eyewear and gloves. The wearing of this protective clothing
is a routine part of infection prevention and control
in healthcare. Hand preparation and PPE for podiatric
surgical procedures is more stringent, so it will differ from the procedure outlined. Well, I just need to prepare the instruments
and we’ll be ready to go. Sterile instruments are needed
for any procedure that touches broken skin or has the potential to touch broken skin. The podiatrist may use single-use disposable
or reusable sterile instruments. All instruments used by your podiatrist
will be sterile and trackable to individual patient use. Because both you and your podiatrist
are at risk of infection or injury when using sharp instruments
such as needles or scalpels, used disposable sharps must be discarded
into an approved sharps container at the point of use,
immediately following the procedure. Reusable podiatry instruments, such as nail clippers,
are sterilised in an autoclave. This destroys microorganisms
on the surface of an instrument or device to prevent disease transmission. Once your treatment has finished, your podiatrist will remove and dispose
of single-use PPE and surface barriers used during your visit. Once I remove my protective clothing, it’s important that I perform
the hand hygiene procedure one more time. To prevent the spread of infection, your podiatrist will also clean
shared clinical equipment and touched surfaces with detergent solution between patients. These include the patient chair
and treatment trolley. Infection prevention and control is critical to the health and safety
of both practitioners and patients. It is taken very seriously
by your healthcare provider. If you have concerns or complaints about your podiatrist
or podiatric surgeon, you should contact AHPRA. You can be safe in the knowledge that all registered podiatrists and podiatric surgeons
are meeting their professional obligations. Check your podiatrist is registered
at www.podiatryboard.gov.au

Can I File a Medical Malpractice Claim For the Infection I Got in an Iowa Hospital?

Can I File a Medical Malpractice Claim For the Infection I Got in an Iowa Hospital?


♪ (music) ♪ I’m attorney Farl Greene with RSH Legal. Let’s talk today about hospital-acquired infections. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, about 1 in 25 hospital patients is diagnosed with an infection. Additionally, over 99,000 deaths yearly can be attributed to these healthcare associated infections. So why don’t you hear about Iowa medical malpractice lawsuits being filed because of these infections? Let’s talk first about what you need to do in order to prove your medical malpractice claim: Number one: you must prove that the hospital’s infection prevention measures were below the standard of care. The medical standard of care is a term that is used to measure the care a reasonably skilled medical professional would use in the same situation that led to the malpractice. In this case, if the majority of hospitals have infection prevention standards, and the hospital that hurt you did not have these standards, or the standards were not followed, then you may be able to prove that the hospital did not meet the standard of care. Number two: you must prove that this breach in the standard of care directly caused your infection. If the level of care was below the standard but there is not enough proof that it directly caused your infection, then it is unlikely you will be able to win your case. No Iowa medical malpractice attorney can say that malpractice occurred. Only an expert with the same qualifications and background as the health care professional who hurt you can testify that malpractice occurred. The expert must agree to testify that both of the statements above were met in your case. If they cannot, it’s unlikely your medical malpractice case will move forward. There are usually notes in your medical records that you have an infection and that it is being treated. However, it’s rare that the records would explain how you got the infection. It is unlikely your medical records contain information that confirms negligence happened. Without proof in your medical records, an expert is unlikely to say that your infection was clearly caused by sub-standard medical care. Infections occur all the time in hospital settings, even when the standard of care is met. This is an unfortunate but common issue for hospital patients. As you can probably tell, proving your infection happened because of the hospital’s negligence is a nearly impossible task. Because of this, it is unlikely that an Iowa medical malpractice attorney would take your case. There is one instance when you may be able to sue. If your infection is misdiagnosed or goes untreated and causes serious or permanent damage, you may be able to sue for malpractice, but the same standards above will apply. Again, your attorney will have to hire an expert to prove that a breach in the standard of care directly led to your infection getting worse and causing permanent harm. If you have further questions about hospital-acquired infections and Iowa medical malpractice, call RSH Legal at 1-800-433-0283 and speak with one of our personal injury attorneys today. ♪ (music) ♪

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