Infection prevention resources

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Audit tools

A planned programme of audits must be included within your care setting. Useful tools can be found on the Infection Prevention Society website.

Posters and leaflets

Get smart wash your hands poster (PDF 1.45 MB)

Sharps Safety – Please refer to your sharps bin supplier and occupational health

Cleaning colour code (PDF 113 KB)

Personal protective equipment (PPE) poster (A3 full size) (PDF 787 KB)

Personal protective equipment (PPE) poster (A4 smaller version) (PDF 539 KB)

Multi drug resistant organisms (MDRO) information sheet (PDF 5 MB)

Hy5 hydration poster (PDF 166 KB)

Hy5 hydration leaflet for carers (PDF 367 KB)

Sepsis strategy for care homes poster (PDF 1 MB)

School hand hygiene poster (PNG 494 KB)

Handwashing sinks (PDF 99.6 KB)



Hand washing hygiene

Referral form

IPC support referral form (DOCX 66 KB)


Tackling antimicrobial resistance action plan (PDF 295 KB)

E-coli Strategy for Lancashire (PDF 634 KB)

National AMR strategy (external link)

Outbreak management

See the outbreak management page for resource packs for the management of diarrhoea and vomiting and influenza.

Identifying, preventing and managing infection guidance from the NHS

Links to printable information from external sources

Oral Health in Care Homes

NHS Choices is a great website for information, guidance and management of infections; such as C.difficile, MRSA, Scabies and many more.

The NICE website has quick guides including Helping to prevent infection - A quick guide for managers and staff in care homes.

The Royal College of Nursing have published guidance on essential practice for infection prevention and control.

The Infection Prevention Society has produced a home hygiene training resource based on a targeted approach to home hygiene in an easy to follow and practical way. It is a useful resource for professional carers both in care homes and with domiciliary care agencies and for anyone wishing to develop their understanding of hygiene in the home and everyday life.

Ingesting Polymer Guidance (PDF 136 KB) by the National Patient Safety Alert


Hand washing technique

Will you be an antibiotic guardian?

Introduction to Sepsis

Prevention of Urinary Tract Infections in Care Homes