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Helping to prevent infection: a quick guide for managers and staff in care homes

Part of Care providers – improvement support

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For people living in care homes, infections can be serious, and in some cases, life-threatening. This quick guide provides information for managers and care home staff on the most important methods of preventing infection. It covers hand decontamination; using personal protective equipment, such as gloves and aprons; sharps, waste disposal, and educating and informing residents and their visitors. The guide also includes links to additional sources of information. It has been co-produced by NICE and SCIE, and is based on NICE’s guideline on healthcare associated infections: prevention and control in primary and community care and quality standard on infection prevention and control.

Recognising and preventing delirium

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This quick guide from NICE and SCIE will help care home managers and their staff to recognise the symptoms of delirium and to understand what they can do to prevent it.

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