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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 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 Community IPC Policies for Domiciliary Care Preventing Infection Workbook: Guidance for Domiciliary Care staff IPC Training Urinary Catheter Passport Audit tools,...

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

An Introduction to the IPC Policies and Contents list for Domiciliary Care staff

An introduction, see below, to the 20 Policies describing the precautions and control measures that are essential to prevent and control infection in Domiciliary Care settings. To download the Policies, return to the previous Policy page where the Policies are...

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 @ £0.80.  Please note...

BBVs (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...

C. difficile (Clostridioides difficile) Policy for Domiciliary Care staff

Clostridioides difficile (formerly known as 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. Service users who have contracted Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile) infection are being...

Type: Policies

Audience: Domiciliary Care

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...