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Infection prevention and control

Local Authority Community Infection Prevention and Control Service

Essential resources and guidance on the prevention and control of infections.

  • Infection Prevention and Control: our service 

    Leicestershire County Council is part of the Local Authority Community Infection Prevention and Control Service (LACIPCS) for Leicestershire County, Leicester City and Rutland County Councils.

  • Prevent the spread of infection 

    It may be impossible to stop some infections from happening, but the purpose of infection prevention and control is to reduce the risk of the infection spreading.

  • Infections 

    Infections vary and can have different resistances and ways of dealing with them.

  • Outbreaks 

    An outbreak is defined as 2 or more people showing the same symptoms within the same setting without a valid explanation.

  • Urinary catheters 

    A guide to preventing infections, when dealing with a urinary catheter.

  • Sepsis 

    Spot the symptoms of Sepsis and reduce the risk of infection.

  • Antimicrobial resistance 

    Microorganisms which spread infection are starting to learn how to resist treatments such as cleaning and disinfectant products.

  • Care Quality Commission 

    In November 2017 the Care Quality Commission (CQC) made Infection Prevention and Control a mandatory Key Line of Enquiry (KLOE).

  • Audit tools 

    These audit tools have been created for use by care homes.

  • Training 

    A selection of training materials.

  • You and your family 

    Many care workers have their own families outside of the work place so here is some guidance which does not apply to inside the care home.

  • Building projects 

    When you’re considering making changes to an existing building or building a new one you must consider best practice during the planning and building.

  • Environment and sustainability 

    It is better to prevent an infection rather than control it as micro-organisms thrive and multiply in certain environments.

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