Prevention and control of infection in care homes – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

The Health Protection Agency of the UK has created a Prevention and Control of Infection in Care Homes Best Practice Guidelines summary for staff, which outlines in a clear graphical format different aspects of infection prevention and control relevant to staff working in long-term care.

The “Chain of Infection” cyclical graphic provides an overview of the process by which a resident acquires any type of infection and provides recommendations for staff on how to break the cycle of infection through simple, consistent infection prevention and control precautions.

This resource can be accessed here:

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