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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

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

An Introduction to the IPC Policies for Domiciliary Care

An introduction to the 16 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: 16 Policies that can be adopted, together with the...

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

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

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 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

Blood-borne viruses Policy for Domiciliary Care

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

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...

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