Standard 15, Infection Prevention and Control

Key Information:  
Date: Please contact us for the next available date
Venue: North London Business Park or purchasing organisation's own venue
Duration: Half day

Target Audience

This course is ideal for you if you are new to working within the Health and Social Care sector.  It is also relevent for experienced staff who would like to refresh their knowledge and skills.

Aims

This course aims to increase you awareness and understanding of how infection can enter the biody and how you may prevent this.  You will learn about hand hygiene and how to take care of your personal hygiene to reduce the risk of passing infection to others. You will learn about the common types of personal protective equipment and the principles of safe handling of infected or soiled linen and clinical waste.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:-

  • Prevent the spread of infection

Course Contents

  • Bacteria, virus, fungi and protazoa
  • The ways infection can enter the body
  • Hand hygiene
  • Personal Protective clothing
  • Principles of safe handling of infected or soiled linen and clinical waste

Progression

Learners who complete the Care Certificate may wish to progress to the QCF Health and Social Care Diploma.