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Healthcare Associated Infections

Safe Management of Blood and Body Fluid Spillages

The animation is based on the blood and body fluid spillage algorithm contained in the National Infection Prevention and Control Manual.

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.


NES have produced a highly engaging animation designed to provide bite-sized education for all health and care staff groups involved in tasks that require the safe management of blood and body fluid spillages, irrespective of the care setting.

Target audience

All registered nurses, healthcare support workers and care staff working in health and social care settings.

Key Content

  • Following five key steps the animation sets out how to implement the requirements of the algorithm from the National Infection Prevention and Control Manual.
  • Examples are shown in a clinical and care home setting depicting the steps to safely clean up a blood and a urine spillage

Duration:  5.30 minutes

If you have any queries or wish to discuss the video with the HAI team, please contact


Resource launched April 2016, updated March 2018.