Infection Prevention and Control for Primary Care in Ireland, a Guide for General Practice
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Publication Date: April 2014
The Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines for Primary Care have been produced under the auspices of the National Clinical Programme for HCAI & AMR prevention in collaboration with the Irish College of General Practitioners. These guidelines provide advice for infection prevention and control in Irish general practice and includes information on: How might a patient acquire an infection while in the general practice environment? Details of Standard & Transmission based precautions including hand hygiene, Personal protective equipment (PPE) Audit tools to assess current practices and plan for future practice development and training Staff immunisation Management of sharps, blood and vomit spills, clinical waste Decontamination of reusable medical equipment Cleaning and/or decontamination of common items of medical equipment and the general practice environment
Guidelines for Control and Prevention of Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms (MDRO) Excluding MRSA in the Healthcare Setting
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Publication Date: Updated July 2014
In July 2014, the MDRO Committee published an update to Section 3 ‘Resistant Enterobacteriaceae’, specifically new guidelines on screening for carriage of resistant Enterobacteriaceae in Ireland’. This new guidance is published as a separate document to accompany the existing MDRO guidelines and it may be downloaded at the link below.
The following guidelines are also relevant to infection control teams:
Infection Prevention and Control: An information booklet for home helps and personal assistants
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Publication Date: Updated September 2014
A new booklet on infection prevention and control in the home setting has been published in conjunction with the National Clinical Programme on healthcare-associated infection (HCAI) and (AMR) prevention. The booklet aims to provide home helps and personal assistants with common sense information on infection prevention and control in the home setting. Staff seeking further information should refer to their local infection prevention and control guidelines by contacting their line manager, local Public Health Nurse or Infection Prevention and Control Nurse.This booklet was adapted from a booklet that was originally developed by Ms Liz Forde, Patricia Coughlan and Máire Flynn (Community and Disability Infection Prevention and Control Nurses in HSE South (Cork & Kerry)) and has been approved by the Royal College of Physicians Healthcare-associated Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance Clinical Advisory Group (RCPI HCAI/AMR CAG).