Infection prevention resources

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

Hand Wash (World Health Organisation)

Hand Rub (World Health Organisation)

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

Cleaning colour code (PDF 113 KB)

6 Stage handwash poster for Primary Schools (PDF 300 KB)

Did you know.... hand wash posters for Secondary Schools (PDF 258 KB)

Colour in handwash poster for Primary Schools (PDF 474 KB)

Personal Protective Equipment Poster (A3 Full Size) (PDF 787 KB)

Personal Protective Equipment Poster (A4 Smaller Version) (PDF 539 KB)

Multi Drug Resistant Organisms Colonisation leaflet (PDF 1 MB)

Hy5 hydration poster (PDF 166 KB)

Dehydration leaflet for carers (PDF 367 KB)

Sepsis strategy for care homes poster (PNG 226 KB)


IPC support referral form (DOCX 84 KB)

Sepsis Strategy for Lancashire Care homes 2017 - 2020 (PDF 654 KB)

E-coli Strategy for Lancashire (PDF 634 KB)

Outbreak management

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

Printable information

NHS Choices is a great website for information, guidance and management of health care associated infection; 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 guide is also available to download as a PDF at the end of the page.

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


Hand washing technique

Will you be an antibiotic guardian?

Introduction to Sepsis

Infection prevention and control