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Healthcare Associated Infections

Preventing Infection in General Practice

This resource provides essential information for the application of the Standard Infection Control Precautions (SICPs) for staff caring for patients in general practice setting.

 

The Preventing Infection in General Practice pocket book provides the "must do" Standard Infection Control Precautions (SICPs) guidance that should be followed to minimise the risk of spreading infection to yourself, other staff and the person receiving care.  It also highlights key advice on factors "to consider" as part of the SICPs and identifies other factors that keep staff and those being cared for safe. The pocket book contains a scenario offering a learning opportunity for you to apply the Standard Infection Control Precautions in the General Practice setting.

The Preventing Infection in General Practice pocket book was adapted from the Preventing Infection in Care at Home resource which was developed for those providing care in a patient/client's home or in a care home.

Pocket Guide

The pocket guide is available to print locally from the link below:

Preventing Infection in General Practice (pdf) print version.

Hard copy pocket guides have been distributed to General Practice Nurses across Scotland.

 

This resource is part of the foundation layer of the Scottish Infection Prevention and Control Education Pathway.  Further information about the pathway is available on the pathway webpage.


Resource launched April 2018.