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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 29 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

***New April 2021*** 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. The Policies are listed alphabetically on the previous Policy page. Also...

Type: Policies

Audience: Domiciliary Care

An Introduction to the IPC Policies and Contents List for General Practice

A set of 25 Guidance documents that you can adopt as your own Policies

Animals in a care home setting Policy for Care Home settings

NEW SET OF POLICIES JULY 2020 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...

Type: Policies

Audience: Care Homes

Aseptic technique Policy for Care Home settings

NEW SET OF POLICIES JULY 2020 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...

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 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

BBVs (Blood-borne viruses) Policy for General Practice

BBVs Infection Prevention and Control 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 Deficiency...

Blood-borne viruses Policy for Care Home settings

NEW SET OF POLICIES JULY 2020 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...

Type: Policies

Audience: Care Homes

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