Infection Prevention and Control

A course which provides a comprehensive awareness of Infection Prevention and Control for any employee of any care setting


What you will cover

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • How infection starts
  • The immune system
  • Causes of infections and infectious diseases - pathogenic organisms(bacteria, viruses,fungi,parasites and protozoa)
  • Symptoms of infection
  • Assessing the risk of infection
  • Chain of infection, ways infection can spread, preventing and controlling infection - breaking the chain
  • Ventilation
  • Your health- personal hygiene, respiratory hygiene, good hand habits, hand hygiene and hand washing
  • PPE - gloves, aprons and masks
  • Wounds and invasive devices
  • Waste disposal and decontamination - safe handling of waste, safe disposal of sharps, spillage management and decontamination of equipment
  • Dealing with soiled linen and contaminated laundry
  • Agreed ways of working
  • Sluicing
  • What to do if there is an outbreak
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