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Medics Infection Control (MIC)

Clinical Infection Control

Medics infection control training course

Clinical Infection Control procedures are designed to prevent cross transmission from recognised and unrecognised sources of infection. These sources of (potential) infection include blood and other body fluid secretions or excretions (excluding sweat, non-intact skin or mucous membranes) and any equipment or items in the care environment which are likely to become contaminated.

Infection control procedures should be applied at all times within a healthcare setting or where care is being provided and must underpin all healthcare activities. The application of procedures during care delivery is determined by:

  • The level of interaction between the healthcare worker and the patient/client.
  • The anticipated level of exposure to blood or other body fluids.

In a 2012 a MPS audit of Primary care highlighted 85% of practices had infection control issues.

Medical Protection Society (2012)

National Guidance:
Department of Health: Health and Social Care Act 2008 Code of Practice
National Patient Safety Agency 2010: The national specifications for cleanliness in the NHS: A framework for setting and measuring performance outcomes in primary medical and dental care premises. This guidance can be used in primary medical care (GP) and dental surgeries, clinics, walk-in centres and health centres.
NICE 2012: Offers evidence-based advice on the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections in primary and community care.
CQC: Outcome 8 Cleanliness and infection control: ‘People should be cared for in a clean environment and protected from the risk of infection’.

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