PVL-SA Infection Prevention and Control Policy for General Practice
Staphylococcus aureus (SA) is a common bacterium that approximately one in three people carry on their skin or in their nose without causing an infection.
Some types of SA produce a toxin called Panton-Valentine Leukocidin (PVL) and they are known as PVL-SA.
PVL-SA predominantly causes recurrent skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs), but can also cause invasive infections, including necrotising haemorrhagic pneumonia in otherwise healthy young people in the community.
A downloadable Community IPC Policy for General Practice which can be adopted by your organisation is available below. Also suitable for use within Dental Practice and Podiatry.
Alternatively, a complete set of IPC Policies are available to purchase @ £85.99, including postage – details can be found on the flyer and resource order form.
Updated: 04/05/2023GP Order Form Dental Practice Order Form