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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

30 Guidance documents that you can adopt as your own Policies

Type: Policies

Audience: Care Homes

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

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

Antimicrobial stewardship Policy for Care Home settings

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a significant, and growing, and a threat to public health in the UK and around the world.  AMR has been identified as one of the most pressing global challenges this century.  In 2019, there were 4.95...

Type: Policies

Audience: Care Homes

Antimicrobial stewardship Policy for General Practice

Antimicrobial stewardship Infection Prevention and Control Policy for General Practice Antimicrobial stewardship is part of the fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and this Policy describes how staff in General Practice can tackle AMR. A downloadable Community IPC Policy for General...

Aseptic technique Policy for Care Home settings

An aseptic technique is used to carry out a procedure in a way that minimises the risk of contaminating an invasive device, e.g. urinary catheter, or a susceptible body site such as the bladder or a wound. A downloadable Community Infection...

Type: Policies

Audience: Care Homes

Aseptic technique Policy for General Practice

Aseptic technique Infection Prevention and Control 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 microorganisms may increase the risk of infection. A...

BBVs (Blood-borne viruses) Policy for Care Home settings

BBV infections are spread by direct contact with the blood of an infected person. The main BBVs of concern are: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV)...

Type: Policies

Audience: Care Homes

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