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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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Bare below the elbows Poster

Best practice to facilitate good hand hygiene when delivery direct care to services users is to be ‘Bare Below the Elbows’. Size: A5 colour poster Target: For display to inform staff of best practice Purchase: Available individually @ £0.75 or in...

Blood-borne viruses Policy for Care Home settings

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: Care Homes

Bristol stool form scale Poster

A poster to help staff identify the 7 types of stools from service users with episodes of diarrhoea and record on forms such as the Inter-Health and Social Care Infection Control Transfer Form. Size: A4 colour poster Target: For staff working...

Care of the deceased Policy for Care Home settings

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 times in a respectful manner. A downloadable...

Type: Policies

Audience: Care Homes

Care pathway for service users with Clostridium difficile

A Care Pathway for use in a care setting by healthcare workers caring for service users with Clostridium difficile who have diarrhoea. Size: A4 care pathway (3 sides) Target: For use in Health and Social Care settings, e.g. care homes, domiciliary care Purchase: Downloadable free...

Cleaning a commode pan Poster

A guide on how to clean a commode pan. Size: A4 colour poster Target: For use in Care Homes and Domiciliary Care Purchase: Downloadable free of charge Updated: 09/07/19

Cleaning a commode Poster

A guide on how to clean a commode. Size: A4 colour poster Target: For use in Care Homes and Domiciliary Care Purchase: Downloadable free of charge Updated: 09/07/19

Cleaning notice Poster

Poster showing the Breach of Hygiene Notice and when the area was last cleaned. A laminated poster to empower service users to inform staff of any observed breach of hygiene and to record when the area was last cleaned. Size:...

Clostridium difficile Policy for Care Home settings

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 Clostridium difficile infection are being asked to “carry the card” to reduce...

Type: Policies

Audience: Care Homes

Community Infection Prevention and Control Resources Presentation

A ‘one-stop-shop’ for all your infection prevention and control requirements. A short presentation on: Here to help Who we are Our vision NHS IPC website IPC CQC Inspection Preparation Packs Preventing Infection Workbooks Community IPC Guidance (Policy Folder) IPC Resources