Residential Nursing or Care Home infection control policy
Residential Nursing Home or Care Home Health and Safety Infection Control Policy
This Residential Nursing or Care Home infection Control Policy forms the
foundation of an organisation’s management of infection within their home.
Infection control is the name given to a wide range of policies, procedures
and techniques intended to prevent the spread of infectious diseases
amongst staff and service users.
This document details how the home will work to prevent any outbreaks of
contagious diseases through hand washing, the disposal of clinical and
soiled wastes, the use of PPE, the safe use and disposal of sharps, and the
handling of specimens.
There is no specific reference to Covid 19 within this policy as it can be
used as a general policy document, although the safe working practices
detailed therein have relevance to the Covid 19 pandemic.