Please note: this guidance does not apply to adult social care services.
We are seeking IPC network member views on NHS proposed aide memoires on PPE required when applying standard infection control precautions and transmission-based precautions, these are intended to become appendices 15 and 16 of the National Infection Prevention and Control Manual for England. Feedback on the content and clarity of these appendices is specifically requested.
Please note in appendix 16 it is recommended that the use of gloves when applying contact precautions should be risk assessed based on anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids, mucous membranes and non-intact skin (as per SICPs), there is also an associated footnote with additional considerations. As this is likely to be a change to current practice for many we are particularly interested in feedback on this aspect of the appendix including whether the associated footnote is sufficient to mitigate risk to healthcare workers and is easy to understand and implement by front-line staff.
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