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Care Home infection prevention and control management guidelines


General information to prepare for and manage norovirus in care settings (2016) (Current 2018) 

This document provides general information and infection prevention and control precautions to prepare for and manage norovirus in care settings

Norovirus Outbreak in Care Homes (2015) - Poster (Current 2018)



HPS Guidance 2015 -  Flu Outbreak Control Measures in Care Homes (Current 2018)

Influenza Outbreak in Care Homes (2017) - Poster

Poster guidance on recognition and management of influenza outbreaks in care homes

Influenza Outbreak Control Measure Trigger Tool for Care Homes 2015 (Current 2018)

Influenza Outbreak Trigger Tool for Care Homes designed for use in any care home where residents have influenza – it should be used on the advice of your Health Protection Team (HPT) when there is evidence of ongoing transmission in the care home


Invasive Group A Strep

Interim UK guidelines for management of close community contacts of invasive group A streptococcal disease - 2004 (still current in 2018)

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


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 2018