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

A set of 27 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

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 or therapy. A downloadable Community Infection Prevention...

Type: Policies

Audience: Care Homes

Aseptic technique Policy for Care Home settings

Aseptic technique minimises the risk of contaminating an invasive device or contaminating a vulnerable area, such as a wound when introduction of micro-organisms may increase the risk of infection. A downloadable Community Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Policy which can be...

Type: Policies

Audience: Care Homes

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

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

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

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease Policy for Care Home settings

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is one of a group of diseases called Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs) which can occur in people or animals. A downloadable Community Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Policy which can be adopted as a Policy by your organisation...

Type: Policies

Audience: Care Homes

Decontamination of equipment Policy for Care Home settings

The environment and equipment may look clean, but micro-organisms may be present, some are harmful, some not. Removal of micro-organisms, dust and dirt is a very important part of infection prevention and control. A downloadable Community Infection Prevention and Control (IPC)...

Type: Policies

Audience: Care Homes

Enteral tube feeding Policy for Care Home settings

Enteral tube feeding is a process where nutrition is delivered into an individual's gastrointestinal tract via a nasogastric tube, a gastrostomy or a jejunostomy. The Policy has been produced for safe practice which will assist staff to reduce the risk...

Type: Policies

Audience: Care Homes

Environmental cleanliness Policy for Care Home settings

The cleanliness of the environment is important to support infection prevention and control, help reduce the incidence of healthcare associated infections and ensure service user confidence. Staff play an important role in improving the quality of the environment and maintaining...

Type: Policies

Audience: Care Homes