Policies

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An Introduction to the IPC Policies and Contents list for Domiciliary Care staff

***NOW AVAILABLE*** An introduction to the 20 Policies describing the precautions and control measures that are essential to prevent and control infection in Domiciliary Care settings. Also a Contents list of the Policies that are available. Size: 20 Policies that...

Type: Policies

Audience: Domiciliary Care

Blood-borne viruses Policy for Domiciliary Care staff

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 B virus and hepatitis C virus...

Type: Policies

Audience: Domiciliary Care

Clostridioides difficile Policy for Domiciliary Care staff

Clostridioides difficile (formerly 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. Service users who have contracted Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile) infection are being...

Type: Policies

Audience: Domiciliary Care

Enteral tube feeding Policy for Domiciliary Care staff

Enteral tube feeding is a process where nutrition is delivered into an individual’s gastrointestinal tract via a nasogastric tube, a gastrostomy or a jejunostomy. This Policy has been produced for safe practice which will assist staff to reduce the risk...

Type: Policies

Audience: Domiciliary Care

Hand hygiene Policy for Domiciliary Care staff

Handwashing is the single most important way to prevent the spread of infection. Hand decontamination has a dual role to protect both the service user and the healthcare worker from acquiring micro-organisms (germs) which may cause them harm. Hands may...

Type: Policies

Audience: Domiciliary Care

MRGNB including ESBL and CPE Policy for Domiciliary Care staff

Some types of bacteria have developed resistance to many commonly used antibiotics, which can be passed on to other species of bacteria. A downloadable Community Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Policy which can be adopted by your organisation is available below....

Type: Policies

Audience: Domiciliary Care

MRSA Policy for Domiciliary Care staff

MRSA stands for Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. This bacterium lives harmlessly on the skin and in the nose. MRSA is resistant to some of the commonly used antibiotics, such as flucloxacillin. A downloadable Community Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Policy which can be adopted...

Type: Policies

Audience: Domiciliary Care

Patient placement and assessment for infection risk Policy for Domiciliary Care staff

It is a requirement of the Health and Social Care Act 2008: Code of Practice on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance to provide suitable, accurate information on infections to service users, their visitors and any person concerned...

Type: Policies

Audience: Domiciliary Care

Personal protective equipment Policy for Domiciliary Care staff

The use of Personal Protective Equipment is an infection prevention and control standard precaution to minimise the risks of the transmission of infection in the health and social care environment. A downloadable Community Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Policy which can...

Type: Policies

Audience: Domiciliary Care

Respiratory and cough hygiene Policy for Domiciliary Care staff

Respiratory and cough hygiene can help reduce the risk of spreading respiratory (related to breathing) infections, protecting those in contact with the infected person, e.g. service users, family and staff. A downloadable Community Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Policy which can...

Type: Policies

Audience: Domiciliary Care