Helping to prevent infection | For Care Homes

Adult Services
Infection Control
Health and Social Care

Posted: 04 September 2018
Website: https://www.nice.org.uk/about/nice-communities/social-care/quick-guides/helping-to-prevent-infection

Delivering clean, safe care is essential to preventing infection. This is a guide for managers and staff in care homes.

Content:

  • Hand decontamination
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Sharps
  • Waste disposal
  • Education and information
  • Further information

For people living in care homes, infections can be serious, and in some cases, life-threatening. They can also make existing medical conditions worse. Regular contact with staff, other residents, family and friends and the shared living space all mean infection can easily be passed around. It is therefore vital to take the steps that can help prevent infection occurring.

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