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.