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Infection prevention and control means doing everything possible to prevent infection from both developing and spreading to others. The following resources are available to purchase and a selection are free to download and will assist you in preventing healthcare associated infections.

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A Care Home IPC Resource Booklet

Booklet showing some of the resources available for Care Homes A downloadable booklet featuring: Overview of the ‘one-stop-shop’ website Preventing Infection Workbook: Guidance for Care Homes IPC Training IPC CQC Inspection Preparation Pack for Care Homes Community IPC Policies for...

Type: Other

Audience: Care Homes

A video on the Award Winning Workbooks

A short video on what is included in the ‘Preventing Infection Workbooks’

Action plan for the management of scabies in health and social care

Action plan to follow for suspected scabies in care home establishment or residential settings. Size: A4 colour poster Target: For use in Health and Social Care settings, e.g., care homes Purchase: Downloadable free of charge Updated: 8 November 2017  

Type: Posters

Audience: Care Homes

Actions to be taken following a sharps injury, blood splash or body fluid incident Poster

Flow chart detailing the procedure to follow following an inoculation incident. Size: A4 colour poster Target: For use in General Practice and Health and Social Care settings, e.g., care homes Purchase: Available individually @ £0.99 or in a pack of 5 @...

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

A set of 27 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

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 or therapy. A downloadable Community Infection Prevention...

Type: Policies

Audience: Care Homes

Are you or have you been suffering from diarrhoea and/or vomiting Poster

Notice for display at entrances giving advice for those who have been suffering from diarrhoea and/or vomiting in the last 48 hours Size: A4 colour poster Target: For display at entrances, e.g. Care Homes Purchase: Available individually @ £0.99 or in a pack...

Aseptic technique competency Audit Tool for Care Homes

Practitioners should be assessed for their level of competency on an annual basis. An Aseptic Technique Assessment Record to assess the competency level of practitioners. Size: A4 colour 1 page Target: For use by staff in Care Homes Purchase: Available in the...

Type: Audit Tools

Audience: Care Homes

Aseptic technique Policy for Care Home settings

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 Control (IPC) Policy which can be...

Type: Policies

Audience: Care Homes

Aseptic technique procedure Audit Tool for Care Homes

Practitioners should be assessed for their level of competency when undertaking an aseptic procedure for either a urinary catheterisation procedure or a wound dressing. An Audit Tool to assess practitioners’ competency. Size: A4 colour 4 page Target: For use by staff...

Type: Audit Tools

Audience: Care Homes