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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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Urinary catheter care Policy for Domiciliary Care staff

These resources have been developed to help minimise infections associated with indwelling urinary catheters. We have produced a ‘My Catheter Passport 3rd Edition’ (March 2021), to ensure catheterised service users receive the optimum standard of care by improving communication between...

Type: Policies

Audience: Domiciliary Care

Urinary catheterisation Policy for Care Home settings

NEW SET OF POLICIES JULY 2020 The aim of the Policy is to provide staff with research-based evidence, to reduce as much as possible, the infections risks involved with catheterisation and catheter use. Further resources have been developed to help...

Type: Policies

Audience: Care Homes

Venepuncture Policy for Care Home settings

NEW SET OF POLICIES JULY 2020 Venepuncture is the procedure of entering a vein with a needle in order to obtain a sample of blood for diagnostic purposes. Venepuncture breaches the circulatory system, therefore, to minimise the risk of injury...

Type: Policies

Audience: Care Homes

Venepuncture Policy for General Practice

Venepuncture Infection Prevention and Control Policy for General Practice Venepuncture is the procedure of entering a vein with a needle in order to obtain a sample of blood for diagnostic purposes. Venepuncture breaches the circulatory system, therefore, to minimise the...

Viral gastroenteritis/Norovirus Policy for Care Home settings

NEW SET OF POLICIES JULY 2020 Norovirus is the most common cause of viral gastroenteritis in the UK.  Many people refer to it as ‘gastric flu’ or the ‘winter vomiting bug’.  It is a highly infectious virus spreading easily from...

Type: Policies

Audience: Care Homes

Viral gastroenteritis/Norovirus Policy for Domiciliary Care staff

Norovirus is the most common cause of viral gastroenteritis in the UK.  Many people refer to it as ‘gastric flu’ or the ‘winter vomiting bug’.  It is a highly infectious virus spreading easily from person to person. A downloadable Community Infection...

Type: Policies

Audience: Domiciliary Care

Viral gastroenteritis/Norovirus Policy for General Practice

Viral gastroenteritis/Norovirus Infection Prevention and Control Policy for General Practice Viral gastroenteritis is usually caused by a virus known as Norovirus which is a non-enveloped virus only affecting people.  Norovirus was previously known as Norwalk or SRSV (small round structured...