This Policy is one of the ‘Standard infection control precautions’ (SICPs) referred to by NHS England and NHS Improvement.
Care equipment may look clean, but micro-organisms, such as bacteria and viruses, may be present, some are harmful, some not.
All staff should know and understand the importance of clean care equipment.
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 Guidance documents is available to purchase @ £69.99 – details can be found on the flyer and resource order form.