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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

Care Home infection prevention and control management guidelines

Novovirus 

The 2018 HPS national guidance documents and resource pack for care home staff responsible for the prevention and control of Norovirus cases are listed below: 

 

Flu 

The 2018 HPS national guidance documents and resource pack for care home staff responsible for the prevention and control of cases of influenza are listed below:

Invasive Group A Strep

Interim UK guidelines for management of close community contacts of invasive group A streptococcal disease - 2004 (still current in 2019)

Community guidance on management of invasive group A streptococcal disease (iGAS).  Outbreaks of GAS infection in nursing homes have been reported. Prevention of the spread of iGAS is especially important because of the high mortality rate in this population. See PHPU Newsletter Feb 2019 for more info on iGAS in NHSGGC  

 

Clostridium difficile

Guidance on Prevention and Control of Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) in health and social care settings in Scotland 2017

Algorithm 1: Treatment of first episode of CDI in adults

Algorithm 2: Treatment of first recurrence of CDI in adults

Algorithm 3: Treatment of second and subsequent recurrence of CDI in adults

Recommended protocol for testing for Clostridium difficile and subsequent culture 2016

Protocol for clostridium difficile testing which includes recommendations for sample selection, sample storage and transportation, and testing protocol

 

Carbapenemase-producing Enterbacteriaceae

Toolkit for managing carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) in Scottish non-acute care settings 2017

This guidance contains a set of recommendations and practical advice to reduce the spread of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) in non-acute and community settings in Scotland 

Updated Feb 2019

 

Last Updated: 11 February 2019