The Infection Prevention Society works both with its members and with others to produce a range of resources that are valuable for those aiming to prevent and control infections in a range of settings. Those presented here are some that can be used to monitor and improve practice.
For advice and guidance about COVID 19 visit one of the following pages:
International Infection Prevention Week
An annual event that takes place every year during the third week in October
The week is dedicated to infection prevention, aiming to raise the profile of infection prevention and highlight the crucial role infection prevention plays in improving the quality and patient safety in healthcare
- Home Hygiene - Prevention of infection at home and in everyday life: a learning and training resource
- Home Hygiene 'slide deck'
Posters, Leaflets & Books
- Antimicrobial Resistance Information Leaflet
- Reducing Bloodstream Infections: Why Tackling E.Coli Matters
- Managing Your Infection: A step-by-step guide on how to manage your infection
- Tackling Dehydration - Top Tips
- Vessel Health Preservation (VHP) poster (**updated April 2021)
Podcast: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Prevention by Professor Jennie Wilson, IPS Vice President and Professor of Healthcare Epidemiology at the University of West London.
An overview of the link between hydration, UTI and E. coli bloodstream infections in the elderly
This lecture by Professor Jennie Wilson gives an overview of the link between hydration, UTI and E. coli bloodstream infections in the elderly and describes the strategies used to improve hydration of care homes residents in the I-Hydrate project.
Video: Vessel Health Preservation (VHP) A short video is available that explains how to use the Vessel Health Preservation framework.
Dental Audit Tool
Please note that IPS no longer host the Dental Audit Tool and are unable to provide any technical support for issues with the tool. The Department of Health have now made the Dental Audit Tool available via https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/decontamination-in-primary-care-dental-practices-htm-01-05/
IPS has no other information regarding the tool other than the link above and cannot assist with any queries.
Video: One IPS. Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) professionals play a key role in assuring quality and safe patient care provision. They work in all sectors of healthcare, with hugely diverse roles; their remit extending from training and education, to audit, surveillance and the provision of expert advice as they strive to influence best practice locally and at national level.
The Infection Prevention Society, extending across all 5 countries in Ireland and the UK, provides a valuable support network for all IPC professionals. This short video, undertaken to strengthen the collaborative inter-country relationships in the organisation, sees experienced IPC professionals from each country give their views and insights into their role and the support network that is #One_IPS.
One IPS (Branch Videos):
Our patron Professor Didier Pittet talks about the importance of hand hygiene including: IPS Hand Hygiene Torch Tour 2016 (#IPSTorchTour16), the WHO's Hand Hygiene Day, Clean Care is Safer Care, SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands and #safesurgicalhands campaigns.
To find out more about the IPS Hand Hygiene Torch Tour please visit our dedicated web page here.
The Importance of AMR: IPS President, Pat Cattini speaking on Sky News on the 29th August 2019 about the importance of AMR. Hopefully getting the message across on behalf of the Society that when we prevent infection, we are reducing the use of antibiotics.
Norovirus Interview. IPS President, Pat Cattini, being interviewed on Radio 5 Live by Eleanor Oldroyd about Norovirus: