HPS publishes updated compendium of HAI guidance

05 March 2019

Article: 53/901

The updated Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Compendium contains links to current national policy and guidance on HAI, antimicrobial prescribing and resistance, decontamination and other related topics. The compendium aims to provide NHS Scotland staff with an overview of all up-to-date guidance from stakeholders and organisations. 

Additionally, the compendium includes links to the National Infection Prevention and Control Manual (NIPCM) which is the mandatory practice guide for all NHS Scotland care settings. As well as the practice guide for standard infection control precautions, transmission based precautions and HAI incidents and outbreaks, the manual also includes supporting materials such as literature reviews, tools and posters.

Source: HPS, 28 February 2019