Infection control in care homesOctober 16, 2018
Are you responsible for infection control in care homes? If so, you’ll know full well that keeping bugs at bay relies on a combination of:
- proper handwashing,
- thorough cleaning of the premises with anti-microbial products,
- clear and prompt communication of risk to residents, staff and visitors and
- effective response in the event of an outbreak.
To help you do just that, we have filled our website with a wealth of free training materials and advice articles that you can use.
Bug-busting advice blog
From Norovirus to Influenza, there always seems to be news of one horrible bug after another hitting the care home community.
If you or your staff are unsure of the main bacteria and viruses to look out for, and how you need to tackle them, you can click on the articles below to find out more:
- 6 steps to help prevent a C. diff outbreak
- Flu in nursing homes: protecting care staff and residents
- How to prevent outbreaks of Norovirus in nursing homes
- MRSA infection control in nursing homes
- Preventing food poisoning in care homes
- Preventing dysentery in your residential home
- Killer superbug CPE is almost untreatable
- Controlling Hepatitis B in care homes
Action plans to tackle infections
Our training section is also designed to support staff responsible for infection control in care homes. As such, it contains several action plans to advise you on what steps to take in the case of an outbreak. Just click on the links below to download each outbreak action plan:
Our training section also has lots of other useful downloadable posters and documents, such as a daily cleaning plan, an effective handwashing guide and much more. Just click here to see more.
Products for infection control in care homes
You will also find our recommended products for effective infection control in care homes by clicking here to visit the Virusolve+ all-in-one cleaner and disinfectant page and the Virsuan hand sanitizer page on our online store.
Virusolve+ is the only biocidal cleaner and disinfectant that can actually destroy viruses and bacteria, such as MRSA, Norovirus, Hep B, Salmonella and much more. It will also wipe out spores and fungi.
It works by penetrating the membranes of these microbials, rendering the cells incapable of replicating and causing harm.
To find out more about how Virusolve+ can help you keep bugs at bay just click here.