National Infection Prevention and Control Manual

20 February 2018

Article: 52/702

During the past few months, a review of Chapter 2 (TBPs) and Appendix 11 of the National Infection Prevention and Control Manual (NIPCM) has been undertaken with stakeholders and the National Policies and Guidance and Outbreaks Consultation and Steering Groups. The recommended changes have now been implemented.

Changes made to Chapter 2 include further details on patient placement (Chapter 2.1) and management of care environment (Chapter 2.3) by hospital, care home and primary care/outpatient settings and PPE/RPE (Chapter 2.4) giving further detail on respirator use and removal.

Changes have been made to the layout and content of Appendix 11 which is an ‘Aide Memoire for optimum patient placement and Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) for infectious agents whilst a patient is in hospital’.