Infection Prevention & Control Policies and Procedures

​​​This page contains the Infection Prevention and Control policies, procedures and guidelines used by CDHB staff. CDHB policies are controlled documents maintained by authorised CDHB staff only. 

Additional infection prevention & control information and resources are available via the CDHB Infection Prevention & Control Intranet site. (Note: This link is to internal DHB documents and can only be accessed by staff logged into the CDHB computer network).


Infection Prevention & Control Policies 

Infection Prevention and Control Service  
Standard Precautions
Transmission-Based Precautions Isolation Guidelines
Guidelines for the Control of Multidrug Resistant Organisms
Decontamination of Equipment
Decontamination Of The Environment
Reprocessing of Flexible Endoscopic Instruments
CJD policy
Linen and Laundry guidelines for wards and departments
Food And Water Safety

Staff Health And Management Of Work Related Infection Risks

Blood And Body Fluid Exposure
Outbreak And Incident Management
Antimicrobial Usage

Hand Hygiene Policy

Building Construction and Renovation Policy

Animals in CDHB Healthcare Facilities

Inter-Hospital Transport of Patients in Transmission-based (Isolation) Precautions

Influenza and RespiratoryVirus Guidelines

​Infection Prevention & Control Guidelines & Procedures

Glossary IPC terms

Respiratory Virus Guidelines 

Decontamination of Rigid Sigmoidoscopy Equipment

Alphabetical List of Diseases

Care of Patients with Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Norovirus Outbreak Guidelines
Ebola Virus Disease Guidelines
Document Management Guidelines

Transfer of Norvirus patients to Aged Residential Care position paper

Cleaning and Disinfection of Birthing Pools Procedure
Guidelines For Operating The Ventilation System In Negative Pressure Rooms
Screening and Management of Paediatric Patients for ESBL

Hotline Blood and Fluid Warmer Cleaning and Change of Recirculating   Solution

Staphylococcus aureus decolonisation

Associated Infection Prevention & Control Forms and Flowcharts

MDRO Admission Assessment Flow chart

ESBL Risk-based Assessment Tool for Patient Placement
Nebuliser use risk assessment flow chart

​ Construction and Maintenance Work Approval Form (Right-click the link > select Save as, to download a copy and complete this document)

Construction and Maintenance Matrix tool

Breast Milk Cross Feed Incident Procedure (flowchart and lab forms)


Page last reviewed: 07 October 2020