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Community Infection Prevention & Control Manual

Author: HSE Dublin North East

Publication Year: 2011


1.0 Management of Infection Prevention and Control in community care
2.0 Causes and spread of infection
3.0 Standard Precautions
4.0 Transmission based precautions
5.0 Managing infectious disease in the healthcare setting
6.0 Invasive Procedures and devices
7.0 Other issues
Appendix A: Handwashing technique
Appendix B: Alcohol Gel Technique
Appendix C: Donning PPE
Appendix D: Removing PPE
Appendix E: Antiseptic and Cleaning Agents
Appendix F: A-Z of Equipment and Recommended Decontamination


This document is for HSE health care workers (HCWs) in counties Dublin, Louth, Meath, Cavan and Monaghan and outlines recommendations for the prevention and control of infection in community care settings, primary care and in the client’s home. These are guidelines and should not supersede existing local policies and procedures. While this guideline has been developed by staff in the Heath Service Executive (HSE), it may be a useful resource for HCWs in the private and voluntary sector.

Format Download
Keywords clinical guidelines, infection control
Publisher HSE
Classification infection control
Pages 120
Categories: Reports, Irish Content
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