Infection control resources
- My 5 moments of hand hygiene (poster)
- Hand hygiene techniques
- Save lives – clean your hands
- Hand hygiene – why, how and when?
Respiratory and Cough hygiene
- Infection prevention and control in adult social care: acute respiratory infection - GOV.UK
- Catch it, bin it, kill it
Personal protective equipment (PPE) – ‘how to use’ videos
- Donning and doffing PPE for aerosol generating procedures
- Donning and doffing PPE for non-aerosol generating procedures
Safe management and decontamination of care equipment;
Safe management and decontamination of the care environment;
Safe management of linen; Red alginate (water soluble) bag should be used for soiled or infectious linen.
Clean linen should only be taken into the room when required. Do not store clean or used linen in room.
- Linen processing within adult social care: information sheet - GOV.UK
- Laundry Guide 2023
- Linen IPC poster
Safe management of blood and body fluid spillages;
Safe management and disposal of waste;
Safe management of inoculation injury including handling and disposal of sharps;
- Sharps injuries – what you need to do
- What should I do if I injure myself with a used needle?
- Sharps injury care poster
Personal health and hygiene.
Staff who develop symptoms of diarrhoea and/or vomiting should report these symptoms to their manager; a specimen should be obtained if possible. Staff should remain off work until symptom free for 48 hours.
- NHS National infection prevention and control - NHS England
- COVID-19: information and advice for health and care professionals - GOV.UK
- Infection prevention and control in adult social care: COVID-19 supplement
- Summary of changes to COVID-19 guidance for adult social care providers - GOV.UK
- National specifications of healthcare cleanliness 2021
- Infection prevention and control: resource for adult social care - GOV.UK
- Infection prevention and control in adult social care settings - GOV.UK
- Infection prevention and control: quick guide for care workers - GOV.UK
- Mask and outbreak guidance updated in care settings - December 2022
SICPs implementation monitoring must also be ongoing to ensure compliance with safe practices and to demonstrate ongoing commitment to resident, staff and visitor safety.
Page last updated: 21 February 2023