Winter respiratory preparedness

Educational resources to support ARHAI Scotland’s new 21/22 Winter Respiratory Infections in Health and Care Settings Infection Prevention and Control Addendum.

Introduction

Please note: This is a newly developed page and practitioners are asked to frequently refer to the website to ensure that they have access to the most current resources/guidance.

ARHAI Scotland have produced new infection prevention and control guidance for this winter. The National Infection Prevention and Control Manual: Winter (21/22), Respiratory Infections in Health and Care Settings Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Addendum (scot.nhs.uk) supersedes the 3 COVID-19 Addenda (Acute, Care Home and Community Health and Care Settings).


In addition to the educational materials below, you will also be able to view the following video from the Interim Chief Nursing Officer, Professor Alex McMahon at the Scottish Government, introducing the educational materials below:

Educational materials

These educational resources are available to support health and social care staff, students and volunteers in Scotland with education and training in relation to implementation of the new Winter Respiratory Infections in Health and Care Settings Infection Prevention and Control Addendum.

In this section you will find:

A short introductory video that outlines key points to consider in relation to the implementation of the new guidance.

A short video that describes the Hierarchy of Controls and practical examples of how to apply each component as part of a risk assessment.

An animation outlining key points to consider during this winter season.


Disclaimer: Please note any imagery within the resources are for illustrative purposes only and staff should continue to follow local and national infection prevention and control guidance.

All learning resources on this site are free to use.

Please also ensure you check the National Infection Prevention and Control Manual (NIPCM)  regularly for national IPC guidance.

Contact Us

For clinical enquiries relating to these materials please contact: nss.hpsinfectioncontrol@nhs.scot

For technical enquiries relating to these materials please contact: HAI@nes.scot.nhs.uk

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Alternative Formats

The resources may be made available, in full or in summary form, in alternative formats and community languages. Please contact NHS Education for Scotland on 0131 656 3200 or email altformats@nes.scot.nhs.uk to discuss how we can best meet your requirements.

Transcriptions of any videos within the resources are also available.