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Policy Statement

This policy shows how this care home prevents and controls risks of infections and cross — infection in line with its statutory requirements as described in the Regulated Services (Service Providers and Responsible Individuals) (Wales) Regulations 2017, particularly Regulations 56: Hygiene and Infection Control and 57 Health and Safety.

Infection control is the name given to a wide range of policies, procedures and techniques intended to prevent the spread of infectious diseases among staff, service users and communities. All of the staff working in the home are at risk of infection or of spreading infection, especially if their role brings them into contact with blood or bodily fluids like urine, faeces, vomit or sputum. Such substances may well contain pathogens which can be spread if staff do not take adequate precautions.

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