|Date||Version||Summary of change|
|24.04.2023||V2.5||Link to newly published A-Z of pathogens resource added
Link to newly published IPC BAF added
Roles and responsibilities for staff providing care updated to include good uniform practice (bare below the elbow)
Section 1.2 – updated to state nail brushes should not be used
Section 1.9 – updated to reflect changes to HTM 07-01
Chapter 2, introduction – footnote 3 added to highlight return to pre-pandemic social distancing
Section 2.3 – terminal cleaning of outpatient/theatre recovery amended
Section 2.4 – additional recommendations on use of FRSM as source control
Appendix 3 – updated to align with section 1.2
Appendix 11a – recommendations on optimal patient placement and RPE use for TB updated
|09.01.2023||V2.4||Hyperlinks to external documents updated.
Section 1.2 – additional guidance on the use of oversleeves added.
Section 1.4 – amended wording of recommendations for use of sterile gloves and gowns.
Section 1.8 – additional information on use of locally approved products for the management of blood and body fluid spills.
Additional recommendations added to section 2.1 on cohorting of infectious patients in hospital settings.
Appendix 7 updated to incorporate process for high risk body fluids (as in box 1 of appendix 9).
EN standards for products used in the management of blood and body fluids spills added to the NIPCM glossary.
Appendix 11b updated to reflect the change to HCID status of mpox and change of name (previously monkeypox).
|07.09.2022||V2.3||Addition of appendices 5a and 5b and removal of previous appendix 5 (glove selection).
Minor change to appendix 11a to clarify precautions for varicella zoster (shingles).
|30.08.2022||V2.2||Minor amendments made throughout as suggested by HSE for clarity and to reflect the language used by HSE.|
|21.07.2022||V2.1||Additional text added to appendix 11b to reflect changes in HCID status of MPX (2022 outbreak strain) and sign-post to UKHSA guidance.|
|24.05.2022||V2.0||Correction to section 1.9 – safe management of waste.|