NEW SET OF POLICIES APRIL 2023
Please note this Policy has been updated to version 3.01 to include information on failed attempts and removal of the word ‘sterile’ from ‘low linting gauze’ and ‘adhesive plaster’.
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 and/or infection to both staff and residents, ‘Standard infection control precautions’ (SICPs) and, where required, ‘Transmission based precautions’ (TBPs), should be adhered to.
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: 04/07/2023H&SC Order Form