Infection Control - Care Home (Mental Health)
This review has been undertaken with additional information and references. Links have also been provided to clarify the legal stance and business reasons for training.
Planned policy review updated to reflect legislative changes. Addition of the RCN resource for clinical waste management as further reading recommendation. This policy also has a new reference code, it was previously the CC07.
Policy converted to new format. Updated to reflect the Royal Marsden 9th Edition recommendations and NICE wound management resources.
Changes made to ensure the policy and procedure meets the requirements of the Health and Social Care Act 2008; Code of Practice on the prevention and control of infection. Also converted into new policy format.
Policy in New Format
The Blood Spillage Policy and Procedure has been updated to add clarification to the procedure for dealing with blood spillage.
This policy and procedure has been updated with RIDDOR reporting requirements.
Document updated to expand the purpose and include additional advice sources.
This policy has been updated to cross-reference the new Duty of Candour requirements.
NEW – A new policy to systemise the response to actual and potential infections which may be internal or external to the service, followed by barrier care procedures for the containment of actual infections.