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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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Urine colour guide Poster for Care Homes and Domiciliary Care

A guide to help you assess what is normal urine and when rehydration is required. Size: A4 colour poster Target: For use in Health and Social Care settings, e.g., care homes and domiciliary care Purchase: Downloadable free of charge

Venepuncture Policy for Care Home settings

Venepuncture is the procedure of entering a vein with a needle in order to obtain a sample of blood for diagnostic purposes. Venepuncture breaches the circulatory system, therefore, to minimise the risk of injury and/or infection to both staff and...

Type: Policies

Audience: Care Homes

Viral gastroenteritis Factsheet for service users and visitors

A factsheet for issued to service users and visitors giving advice and information on viral gastroenteritis. A4 colour double sided factsheet Target: For issue to service users and visitors in Health and Social Care settings, e.g., care homes Purchase: Available individually...

Viral gastroenteritis/Norovirus Policy for Care Home settings

Norovirus is the most common cause of viral gastroenteritis in the UK. Many people refer to it as ‘gastric flu’ or the ‘winter vomiting bug’. It is a highly infectious virus spreading easily from person to person. A downloadable Community Infection...

Type: Policies

Audience: Care Homes

Viral gastroenteritis/Norovirus Poster for Care Homes

A Norovirus awareness poster for care homes. Size: A4 colour poster Target: For use in Health and Social Care settings, e.g. care homes Purchase: Downloadable free of charge Acknowledgement: NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG

Type: Posters

Audience: Care Homes

Waste management Policy for Care Home settings

All staff are responsible for the safe management and disposal of waste. Waste is potentially hazardous and if not disposed of correctly can result in injury or infection. A downloadable Community Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Policy which can be adopted by...

Type: Policies

Audience: Care Homes

Waste stream guide Poster for Care Home settings

A poster showing the correct waste stream. A description of the four different types of waste streams for Care Home settings. Size: A4 colour poster Target: For use in Care Homes, e.g. residential homes, nursing homes Purchase: Available individually @ £0.99 or in...

Type: Posters

Audience: Care Homes

Your 5 moments for Care Homes and Domiciliary Care Poster

Poster showing ‘Your 5 moments for hand hygiene at the point of care’. Size: A4 colour poster Target: For use in Care Homes and Domiciliary Care Purchase: Available individually @ £0.99 or in a pack of 5 @ £4.45.  Please note copies...

Your CPE card – How to use it and information for you Leaflet

A CPE information leaflet for issue to community service users giving advice on CPE with attached ‘CPE Card’. The leaflet and card are for issue to service users who have tested positive for carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE).  The card should be carried by the service...