NEW SET OF POLICIES APRIL 2023
This Policy is one of the ‘Standard infection control precautions’ (SICPs) referred to as ‘Occupational safety: prevention of exposure (including sharps injuries)’ by NHS England in the National infection prevention and control manual (NIPCM) for England.
An inoculation incident is where the blood/body fluid of one person could gain entry into another person’s body, such as:
- A sharps/needlestick injury with a used instrument or needle
- Spillage of blood or body fluid onto damaged skin, e.g. graze, cut, rash, burn
- Splash of blood or blood stained body fluid into the eye, mouth or nose
- Human bite causing skin to be broken
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: 04/05/2023H&SC Order Form