Infection Control Training

Course Aim

Aim: This course will give those at risk from infection the essential skills to protect themselves and others in line with national standards.

Course Content

Module 1
Basic Microbiology.

Module 2
Standard and transmission based precautions (including many optional sections depending on requirements)
Hand hygiene including the use of different agents and techniques.
Respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette.
Environmental hygiene and management of spillages.
Patient care equipment / instruments and devices.
Management of linen.
Management of waste including safe disposal of sharps.
Management of blood or bodily fluid exposure / neddlestick injuries.
Patient transfer techniques.
Patient placement.
Infectious conditions that may require absence from work.
Vaccinations.
Infectious diseases regulations.

Course Outcomes

Explain the basic principles of infection and the application of standard precautions in relation to infection control, to include the significance of an Area of Infection Control
Discuss the importance of infection prevention and control in the healthcare area, in providing a healthy environment for patients, staff and visitors
Summarise the various types of micro organisms, the elements required for the growth, spread and subsequent infection process, to include direct and indirect contact, knowledge of the chain of infection and the need for vigilance and safe practice at all times
Analyse the predisposing factors to the development of healthcare-acquired infections to include contact precautions, respiratory precautions and enteric precautions
Discuss the role and functions of the local infection control team members, to include local policy in relation to dress, staff health and travel associated infections
Investigate the terms cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation to include cleaning standards, procedures and frequencies while paying special attention to decontamination of equipment, including patient care equipment
Examine the role of antibiotics and the importance of correct and safe antibiotic use to avoid antibiotic resistance
Differentiate between social hand hygiene, antiseptic hand hygiene and surgical hand hygiene to include the correct use of alcohol hand gels and the need for good personal skin care and efficient hand washing
Implement the local terminal cleaning procedure in a range of settings, such as an isolation room, single use items and outbreak management
Apply appropriate management of blood and body fluid spillages, to include policies for dealing with clean and soiled linen, the disposal of sharps and the correct management following inoculation, injury or accidental exposure to blood and body fluids

Pre-requisites

There are no pre-requisites for this course, however participants should be capable of understanding English to a high level.

Who should do it ?

This course is for people working in the healthcare and nursing areas, or any profession where infection control and management of it is required.

Certification

Certification by  Venturesafe valid for 2 years

Costs

Please contact us for a quote.

However for group bookings we provide a number of discounts. 

Course Numbers and Location

This course is limited to one instructor for each twelve students to maximise practical elements and learning. This course can be run anywhere.

This course is also available as an online course via Zoom / Teams.