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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 Guidance (Policies) and Contents List for General Practice

A set of 23 Guidance documents that you can adopt as your own Policies

Aseptic technique Policy for General Practice

Aseptic technique Infection Prevention and Control Guidance (Policy) for General Practice 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...

Blood-borne viruses Policy for General Practice

Blood-borne viruses Infection Prevention and Control Guidance (Policy) for General Practice 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...

Clostridium difficile Policy for General Practice

Clostridium difficile Infection Prevention and Control Guidance (Policy) for General Practice Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) affects mainly people aged over 65, although people of all ages can get it. The infection nearly always occurs in patients given antibiotics. Patients who have contracted C....

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease Policy for General Practice

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease Infection Prevention and Control Guidance (Policy) for General Practice 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)...

Decontamination of equipment Policy for General Practice

Decontamination of equipment Infection Prevention and Control Guidance (Policy) for General Practice 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...

Environmental cleanliness Policy for General Practice

Environmental cleanliness Infection Prevention and Control Guidance (Policy) for General Practice 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...

Hand hygiene Policy for General Practice

Hand hygiene Infection Prevention and Control Guidance (Policy) for General Practice Handwashing is the single most important way to prevent the spread of infection. Hand decontamination has a dual role to protect both the patient and the healthcare worker from...

Inter-health and social care infection control transfer Policy for General Practice

Inter-health and social care infection control transfer Guidance (Policy) for General Practice The Health and Social Care Act 2008: Code of Practice on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance states that information about patient’s infectious status should be given...

Invasive devices Policy for General Practice

Invasive devices Infection Prevention and Control Guidance (Policy) for General Practice An invasive device provides an entry point for micro-organisms to enter the body and is a potential source for introducing infection. A downloadable Community Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Guidance...