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This document provides guidance on 'Aseptic Non Touch Technique' (ANTT). It encompasses the necessary infection prevention and control measures to prevent pathogenic micro-organisms on hands, surfaces or equipment from being introduced to susceptible sites during clinical practice and the contamination of specimens obtained for diagnosis.
Valid To: 31/05/2020
Publication Type: Policies
The purpose of this policy is to ensure all toys and play equipment provided by the Trust are clean, fit for use and stored safely
Valid To: 15/01/2022
Publication Type: Policies
This policy outlines the process required regarding decontamination of medical equipment. to provide safe clean disinfected or steralised equipment to control the spread of micro-organisms
Valid To: 09/01/2022
Publication Type: Policies
Guidance for the safe and aseptic collection of blood for blood cultureinvestigations
Valid To: 17/12/2021
Publication Type: Guidelines
Policy to highlight the importance of hand hygiene procedures in order to help reduce incidences of healthcare associated infections.
Valid To: 21/11/2020
Publication Type: Policies
This document provides guidance on the roles and responsibilities of all staff working within the Royal Cornwall NHS Trust in relation to the prevention and control of infection
Valid To: 31/05/2021
Publication Type: Policies
To reduce the risk of transmission of mycobacterium tuberculosis to patients, staff and others. To provide clinical staff with guidelines for the management of TB infected cases and to identify strategies for the prevention and control of cross infection to other patients, staff and visitors. To reduce mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission and infections
Valid To: 30/06/2019
Publication Type: Policies
These guidelines provide the information required to determine appropriate isolation precautions based on the route of transmission
Valid To: 31/10/2019
Publication Type: Policies
This operational policy sets out a framework for the new isolation unit to interface with the organisation and its supporting services. The Isolation Ward is a twelve bedded purpose built facility for the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust site. The unit comprises twelve en-suite side rooms for the source isolation of patients with a range of communicable infections. The service is provided for by Medical Services in partnership with the Hospitals Infection Prevention and Control team and in conjunction with the Site Management Team.
Valid To: 21/10/2019
Publication Type: Policies
This policy has been developed to provide a pratical document to equip all healthcare staff at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust with the necessary information on the recognition, management and treatment of cases of diarrhoea in patients and staff
Valid To: 19/03/2022
Publication Type: Policies
This policy has been developed to provide staff with the necessary information and knowledge to effectively reduce the risk of MRSA introduction to the Trust, and to put in place systems to detect, control and contain cases of MRSA as and when they occur.
Valid To: 13/05/2021
Publication Type: Policies
These guidelines provide the information required to manage PVL-associated Staphylococcus Aurous (PVL-SA) infections.
Valid To: 30/07/2020
Publication Type: Policies
This policy identifies the process by which the Trust ensures that placement and management of patients with confirmed or suspected infectious conditions is appropriate and timely and that unnecessary patient movement is minimised (including the management of CPE patients)
Valid To: 31/07/2021
Publication Type: Policies
This document provides clear guidelines on the responsibilities for infection prevention and control surveillance and ensure that mandatory surveillance directed by the Department of Health is complied with.
Valid To: 28/11/2020
Publication Type: Policies
This policy has been written to provide advice on the management of colonisation or infection due to carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae to prevent or reduce their spread. CPE
Valid To: 13/05/2021
Publication Type: Policies
The purpose of this guidance is to provide information and guidance to ensure the Trust is able to respond to the consequences of rising numbers of patients with seasonal 'flu' and to ensure patients with 'flu' are managed safely and effectively
Valid To: 18/12/2020
Publication Type: Policies
This policy has been developed to provide a practical document to equip all healthcare staff at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust with the necessary information on the recognition and management of outbreaks
Valid To: 30/11/2019
Publication Type: Policies
This policy has been developed to provide a practical document to equip all healthcare staff at the RCHT with the necessary information on the recognition management and treatment of outbreaks of Norovirus.
Valid To: 18/12/2021
Publication Type: Policies
The process for caring for patients colonised or infected with multidrug resistant organisms (MDROs) e.g. AmpC, Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase (ESBL), K1 Producing Organisms and suspected and confirmed cases of Glycopeptide Resistant Enterococci (GRE)
Valid To: 18/12/2021
Publication Type: Policies
This document provides guidance on the management of patients who are symptomatic or at increased risk of Creutfeld-Jakob disease (CJD)
Valid To: 14/08/2020
Publication Type: Policies
Certain types of demolition and construction activities can result in increased incidence of invasive Aspergillosis (a condition in which pneumonia caused by inhalation of Aspergillus spores in established and the fungus disseminated to other organs) among immuno-supressed/vulnerable patients. This policy outlines the responsibilities of all personnel involved, and the measures required to minimise the risk of invasive Aspergillosis
Valid To: 18/12/2021
Publication Type: Policies
This policy has been developed to provide a practical document to equip all healthcare staff at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust with the necessary information on the recognition, management and treatment of Clostridium Difficile infection and associated GDH infection.
Valid To: 01/09/2019
Publication Type: Policies
The purpose of this policy is to ensure the Trust has a standardised approach to the conduct of Safety Huddle across all inpatient clinical areas within the Trust.
Valid To: 12/03/2022
Publication Type: Procedures
The purpose of this policy is to describe the Infection prevention and control practice to identify a patient with scabies, precautions when caring for and managing a patient or patients with scabies and how to reduce the risk of transmission.
Valid To: 05/11/2020
Publication Type: Policies
The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance to staff on safe practices when dealing with/using sharps.
Valid To: 01/08/2019
Publication Type: Policies
This document provides guidance on the necessary infection prevention and control measures to prevent the spread of pathogenic micro-organisms
Valid To: 27/02/2021
Publication Type: Policies
This policy identifies the procedures to follow for patients who present with suspected or confirmed MERS CoV and Avian Influenza
Valid To: 19/12/2021
Publication Type: Policies
Includes insertion, care and removal guidelinesfor peripheral lines, Midlines, Hickman lines,PICC lines, short term central lines Implantedports.
Valid To: 12/05/2021
Publication Type: Guidelines
The purpose of the policy is to provide guidance on the assessment and management of patients with suspected or confirmed viral haemorrhagic fever
Valid To: 21/11/2020
Publication Type: Policies
To provide clear infection prevention and control guidance and a management process for the closure of a clinical ward/dept following the identification of an outbreak of transmissible infection. It supplements the guidance provided in the Major Outbreak Policy
Valid To: 31/07/2021
Publication Type: Policies