care management

Preventing infection in care: induction

Short induction programme introducing the 10 standard infection control precautions – the practical steps that can be taken to prevent infections.

Preventing infection in care: causes of infection

Most micro-organisms are harmless, but some can have serious consequences particularly for vulnerable groups including older people or people with certain medical conditions.

This video resource documents particular causes of infection and how to control them.

Preventing infection in care: specific infections

Vulnerable people can take longer to recover from infections and some can be life threatening.

This video resource documents specific infections - what they are, what symptoms they cause, how they are transmitted, and how they are managed and can be controlled.

Preventing infection in care: outbreaks of infection

Despite the best efforts of everyone involved, outbreaks of infection may occur, and whilst infections can affect people of all ages, older people living in care homes can suffer more severe illness and a more rapid deterioration.

This video resource documents best practice for dealing with outbreaks of infection in care.

Preventing infection in care: introduction to standard infection control precautions (SICPs)

There are 10 elements to the standard infection control precautions (SICPs) providing international guidance on infection prevention and control.

SICPs are the necessary precautions that all health and social care staff must adhere to, to reduce the risk of transmission of micro-organisms from both recognised and unrecognised sources of infection.

This video resource details the 10 elements to SICPs.

Preventing infection in care: hand hygiene

The most common way germs are spread is by people's hands. Hands are covered in a range of micro-organisms, many harmless, but some can also cause illnesses such as diarrhoea and vomiting, flu and other serious illness.

This video resource documents appropriate hand hygiene for working in care environments.

Preventing infection in care: personal protective equipment

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is a requirement of health and safety legislation. It is used to protect staff and people you care for to reduce the opportunities for spreading infections.

This video resource documents the types of, and uses of, personal protective equipment.

Preventing infection in care: respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette

Colds and flu are the most common illnesses in society and perhaps the most infectious. The most common mode of transmission is through aerosols and droplets such as coughs and sneezes. It can also be spread via a more direct route, through hand and surface contact.

This video resource documents best practice for managing respiratory coughing and sneezing how to prevent the spread of infections.

Preventing infection in care: management of blood and body fluids

Video resource which documents how to manage spillages of blood and body fluids in care homes.

Preventing infection in care: occupational exposure management

Working in a care home, people may on occasion be exposed to items or substances that have the potential to be harmful.

This video resource looks at the steps that can be taken to minimise and deal with the exposure.