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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 settings

Action plan to follow for suspected scabies in health and social care settings. Size: A4 colour poster Target: For use in Health and Social Care settings, e.g. care homes, learning disabilities, supported living Purchase: Downloadable free of charge Updated: 05/06/2023  

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 @ £1.10.  Please note copies of the poster...

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

A set of 30 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 APRIL 2023 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

Antimicrobial stewardship Policy for Care Home settings

NEW SET OF POLICIES APRIL 2023 Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a significant, and growing, and a threat to public health in the UK and around the world.  AMR has been identified as one of the most pressing global challenges this...

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 @ £1.10.  Please note copies...

Aseptic technique competency: Annual Assessment Tool for Care Homes

Staff undertaking aseptic techniques should be assessed annually for their level of competency using the competency assessment criteria provided on the tool, this should form part of the person’s personal development plan/appraisal.  A copy of their results should be kept...

Type: Audit Tools

Audience: Care Homes

Aseptic technique Policy for Care Home settings

NEW SET OF POLICIES APRIL 2023 An aseptic technique is used to carry out a procedure in a way that minimises the risk of contaminating an invasive device, e.g. urinary catheter, or a susceptible body site such as the bladder...

Type: Policies

Audience: Care Homes