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As a Society, we are aware that new information and guidance on COVID-19 is being published on a daily basis. It feels a daunting task to assimilate everything and translate it into practice. For consistent practice, HIS, BIA, BSAC, IPS and RCPath agree that it is imperative that PHE IPC guidance is followed. To aid this, we have produced simple graphics to highlight the role that HCWs have in preventing COVID-19 transmission in healthcare settings. As IPC experts, we ask that you actively cascade these messages to your non-infection colleagues (for example, by adding the graphic to your emails); we hope it will emphasise the importance of simple infection control precautions and act as a reminder when staff are under pressure.
COLLABORATIVE GRAPHIC: Prevent the transmission of COVID-19 in healthcare settings | Collaboration with BIA, BSAC, IPS and RCPath
GRAPHIC 1. Maintain careful hand hygiene
GRAPHIC 2a. Use recommended PPE
GRAPHIC 2b. Use recommended PPE | Work practices
GRAPHIC 3. Decontaminate the environment and equipment
GRAPHIC 4. Segregate, cohort and transport patients appropriately
GRAPHIC 5. Look after yourself and self-isolate if you feel unwell
Graphic 6. Stay on GUARD against COVID-19
Graphic 7. Wear your face covering correctly
Graphic 8. Control of COVID-19: Ventilation matters
Graphic 9. Protect your colleagues from COVID-19