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Care Homes Infection Prevention

Care Homes Infection Prevention

The Covid training package for care homes has been written by Infection Prevention at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and developed from the previous work undertaken by Leeds CCG, Dudley CCG and Clinicalskills.net.

The aim of the training is to:
  • Update and enhance staff knowledge on Covid-19 and how it spreads
  • Update and enhance staff knowledge on infection prevention practices that will help prevent the spread
  • Facilitate the implementation of safe and effective practice through education on infection prevention

The training has been segregated into topics to allow easy access to a specific subject please click on the links below.

Topics linked include:


Covid -19 Signs and Symptoms (PDF, 590Kb)

Isolation (PDF, 1Mb)


WHY? Hands are the main pathways of germ transmission during health care

WHO? Hand hygiene is therefore the most important measure to avoid the transmission of harmful germs and prevent health care-associated infections

Wash your hands with soap and water or alcohol hand gel before and after patient contact   
You must have clean: short, unvarnished nails, without extensions 
Your hands must be free from skin irritation with cuts covered 
Your hands must be free from jewellery other than a plain band
You must be Bare below elbows with cuffs, watches and fitness trackers in pockets
Wash your hands before eating
Wash your hands after using the toilet

Hands - Hand Hygiene (PDF, 673Kb)

Routine Hand Hygiene (PDF, 2Mb)

Video About Handwashing

Once you have watched the above presentation, please ensure you:

  • Click on RECORD RESULTS   
  • Complete the on line compliance form with the following information:

    (*Mandatory fields):
    Forename   *
    Employee Number
    Department (Please enter your Care Home name here)
    Job Title(Please enter your Care Home name here)

You will receive an email to confirm you have completed the training.

For more information, go to  NHS - How to Wash Your Hands

Please watch these two informative videos -

Hand hygiene and Antimicrobial Resistance: The Invisible Challenge III 
The Invisible Challenge II – Spread of bacteria in hospital settings


Cleaning (PDF, 286Kb)


Laundry (PDF, 286Kb)

Waste Management

Waste Management (PDF, 489Kb)

Aseptic Technique
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