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Policies

NOW AVAILABLE JULY 2020: Updated set of IPC Policies for Care Home settings. We would recommend that a designated lead person checks the 'Contents list' on a monthly basis to ensure you are accessing the latest Policies.

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An Introduction to the IPC Policies and Contents List for Care Home settings

A set of 29 Guidance documents that you can adopt as your own Policies

Type: Policies

Audience: Care Homes

Animals in a care home setting Policy for Care Home settings

NEW SET OF POLICIES JULY 2020 The presence of pets or visiting animals may enhance the quality of life to residents.  However, disease can be acquired through contact with animals, especially if a person's immunity is reduced through age, illness...

Type: Policies

Audience: Care Homes

Aseptic technique Policy for Care Home settings

NEW SET OF POLICIES JULY 2020 Aseptic technique minimises the risk of contaminating an invasive device or contaminating a vulnerable area, such as a wound when introduction of micro-organisms may increase the risk of infection. A downloadable Community Infection Prevention and...

Type: Policies

Audience: Care Homes

Blood-borne viruses Policy for Care Home settings

NEW SET OF POLICIES JULY 2020 Blood-borne viral infections are spread by direct contact with the blood of an infected person. The main blood-borne viruses of concern are: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), which causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Hepatitis...

Type: Policies

Audience: Care Homes

Care of the deceased Policy for Care Home settings

NEW SET OF POLICIES JULY 2020 The aim of the Policy below is to advise staff on the principles of safe practice to prevent the spread of infection from a deceased resident, whilst ensuring that they are treated at all...

Type: Policies

Audience: Care Homes

Clostridioides difficile Policy for Care Home settings

NEW SET OF POLICIES JULY 2020 Clostridioides difficile (previously known as Clostridium difficile) affects mainly people aged over 65, although people of all ages can get it. The infection nearly always occurs in patients given antibiotics. Residents who have contracted Clostridioides...

Type: Policies

Audience: Care Homes

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease Policy for Care Home settings

NEW SET OF POLICIES JULY 2020 Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is one of a group of diseases called Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs) which can occur in people or animals. A downloadable Community Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Policy which can be adopted...

Type: Policies

Audience: Care Homes

Enteral tube feeding Policy for Care Home settings

NEW SET OF POLICIES JULY 2020 Please note, this Policy was amended on 07/10/2020 and is now Version 3.00. Enteral tube feeding is a process where nutrition is delivered into an individual's gastrointestinal tract via a nasogastric tube, a gastrostomy...

Type: Policies

Audience: Care Homes

Hand hygiene Policy for Care Home settings

NEW SET OF POLICIES JULY 2020 Handwashing is the single most important way to prevent the spread of infection. Hand decontamination has a dual role to protect both the residents and staff from acquiring micro-organisms (germs) which may cause them...

Type: Policies

Audience: Care Homes

Invasive devices Policy for Care Home settings

NEW SET OF POLICIES JULY 2020 An invasive device provides an entry point for micro-organisms to enter the body and is a potential source for introducing infection. A downloadable Community Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Policy which can be adopted by...

Type: Policies

Audience: Care Homes