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 Domiciliary Care IPC Resource Booklet

Booklet showing some of the resources available for Domiciliary Care A downloadable booklet featuring: Overview of the ‘one-stop-shop’ website Preventing Infection Workbook: Guidance for staff providing Care at Home IPC Training Community IPC Policies for Domiciliary Care Urinary Catheter Passport...

Type: Other

Audience: Domiciliary Care

A video on the Award Winning Workbooks

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

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 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

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 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

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 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...

Catch it, Bin it, Kill it Poster

An NHS stop germs spreading advice poster. Size: A4 colour poster Target: For use in all health and social care settings Purchase: Downloadable free of charge  Updated: 18/03/2020

Catch it. Bin it. Kill it. (Flu)

Stop the spread of flu and germs.  Use a tissue and wash your hands thoroughly. A Public Health England campaign poster to 'Help us help you - stay well this winter'. Size: A4 colour poster Target: For use in Health and...