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10 June 2020 COVID-19 IPC Training Package for the Dental Practice

IPS and the Central Sterilising Club have created these slides to provide COVID19 infection prevention and control information for dental practices based on national guidance. Click here.

02 June 2020 Interactive IPS Training Package for COVID-19 

The latest version of the IPS Training Package for COVID-19 for IPC Practitioners has been developed into an interactive training package with some questions to test knowledge. As this was developed with the current IPS version of PHE guidelines please be aware that if there are any updates these will not be incorporated in this interactive version. Click Here.

01 June 2020 IPS Training Package for Care Homes (with voiceover)

IPS have released a version of their popular COVID-19 in Care Homes training slides with a narrative to support local care-home based education. Click Here.

22 May 2020 IPS Training Package for Care Homes

This set of training slides has been prepared in conjunction with the IPS Care Home SIG for COVID-19 infection prevention & control for nursing & residential care homes. These slides have been updated to support the roll-out of IPC training in care homes. They now include information about managing outbreaks and taking swabs and have been updated to include loss of taste/smell as common symptoms of COVID-19. Click Here 

15 May 2020 Using PPE for Covid-19 in Intensive Care Settings

These Q &As focus on the importance of standard infection control precautions and describe how to apply the national guidance whilst protecting both patients and staff. Click here.

Friday 17 April 2020 Call for Reviewers for the Journal of Infection Prevention

The Journal of Infection Prevention is in urgent need of reviewers as the current situation means that reviewers are declining requests to peer review and the journal has a large number of manuscripts waiting for review.  Please email editor@ips.uk.net 

Wednesday 15 April 2020 IPS and BACCN joint statement on facilitating compassionate care for patients dying with COVID-19

This guidance has been developed to enable care givers to provide confident safe & compassionate end of life care during the COVID19 epidemic. 

Wednesday 08 April 2020 IPS Training Package for the Operating Department

IPS collaboratively with the Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP), the Central Sterilising Club (CSC) and OneTogether have created a set of 29 PowerPoint slides for COVID-19 infection prevention & control for the Operating Department based on the PHE guidance. 

Monday 6th April 2020 IPS Training Package on COVID-19

We have updated the IPS Training package on COVID-19. This set of 32 PowerPoint slides covers the basics of COVID-19 infection prevention & control and you are welcome to adapt them to support training of healthcare workers in your own workplace. They have been developed by IPS Board members and are based on the latest PHE guidance. We will endeavour to keep them updated as this changes and share with you on the dedicated COVID-19 Resources page of our website.

27 March 2020 What is the evidence for airborne transmission of COVID-19?

IPS Vice President Professor Jennie Wilson has put together a summary of the evidence on survival of COVID19 in air and on surfaces and the evidence for risks of transmission from AGP from acute respiratory viruses.  The evidence still suggests that surgical facemasks are adequate for routine 

25 March 2020 IPS statement on infection prevention & control and COVID-19

IPS have issued a Position Statement on COVID-19 and PPE. Read it here.

Friday 6th March 2020 COVID-19 Advice and Guidance

IPS have put together a resource page for you which is a collation of links to useful information and we will be adding to this regularly.

Friday 28th February 2020 President's Digest

The latest edition of the President's Digest is now available - Friday 28th February 2020

30 November 2019 Radio 5 Live Interview about Norovirus

IPS President, Pat Cattini, was interviewed on Radio 5 Live by Eleanor Oldroyd about Norovirus. You can listen to the interview here.


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