NEW SET OF POLICIES APRIL 2023
Antibiotic resistance is the ability of microorganisms to resist the effects of antibiotics normally used to treat the infections they cause. The increasing prevalence of antibiotic resistant microorganisms, especially those with multiple resistance, is an international concern.
Antibiotic resistance makes infections difficult to treat. It may also increase the length of severity of illness, the period of infection, adverse reactions (due to the need to use less safe alternative drugs), length of hospital admission and overall costs.
A downloadable Community Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Policy which can be adopted by your organisation is available below. Alternatively, a complete set of IPC Policies for Care Home settings is available to purchase @ £89.99, including postage – details can be found on the flyer and resource order form.
Updated: 03/05/2023H&SC Order Form