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Infection Prevention and Control for Primary Care in Ireland: a Guide for General Practice

Author: Lemass, H.; McDonnell, N.; O'Connor, N.; Rochford, S.; HCAI/AMR

Publication Year: 2013


1. Preventing the transmission of infection in the practice setting
2. Practice staff immunisation
3. Hand hygiene
4. Personal protective equipment
5. Respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette
6. Safe injection practices
7. Management of sharps and sharps injury/contamination incident
8. Decontamination of reusable medical equipment
9. Decontamination of the environment
10. Management of spillages of blood and body fluids
11. Management of laundry
12. Safe management of healthcare risk waste
13. Appendices
14. Audit tools
15. References


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.

Format Download
Keywords infection control, general practice, prevention
Publisher Health Protection Surveillance Centre
Classification infection control
Pages 98
Categories: Reports, Irish Content
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