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Healthcare Associated Infections

Training Resources

We have produced a number of training resources for health and social care staff in Scotland to support the delivery of infection prevention and control education. These resources form part of the foundation and intermediate layer of the Scottish Infection Prevention and Control Education Pathway (SIPCEP).

For guidance on COVID-19 related to infection prevention and control please visit the HPS Coronavirus (COVID-19) page.

For specific educational materials relevant to COVID-19, please visit Turas Learn Coronavirus (COVID-19).


Further information about SIPCEP is available on the pathway webpage.

These resources can be used by NHS Scotland health boards and social care and voluntary organisations in Scotland to support and complement the delivery of their  infection prevention and control education programme.

pathway foundation layer

Breaking the Chain of Infection

Personal Protective Equipment

Preventing Infection in Care

Preventing Infection in Care at Home

Preventing Infection in the Ambulance Setting

Preventing Infection in General Practice

Safe Management of Blood and Body Fluid Spillages

Safe Management of Care Equipment

Safe Management of Linen

pathway intermediate layer

Antimicrobials in Clinical Practice

Dermatology: Common Skin Conditions Explained

Framework to Support Staff Development in the Decontamination of Reusable Medical Devices

Getting it Right: Practical Application of SICPs

Hand Dermatitis

Hospital Antimicrobial Review Programme (HARP)

Indwelling Urinary Catheter Maintenance

Minimising the risk of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection and other waterborne outbreaks

Preventing and Controlling Healthcare Infection: Domestic Service Training Guide

Raising Awareness of Antimicrobial Stewardship for Nurses and Midwives

Recognising Surgical Site Infection

Scottish Reducation in Antimicrobial Prescribing (ScRAP)

Skin Tears: Prevention, Assessment and Management

Strengthening our Defences

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The resource leaflet (spring 2019) details the extensive range of resources available.  There is also a stand alone matrix which matches the resources to the target audience groups based on job roles, which may be of assistance when planning local training sessions for staff or identifying training needs for Personal Development Plans.