Infectious Diseases Control

Key Information:  
Dates: Please contact us
Venue: North London Business Park or purchasing organisation's own venue
Duration: Full day

Target Audience

This course is for all staff working in care and support services.  It is recommended that staff have undertaken an infection control course before attending.

Aims

This course aims to raise awareness and develop understanding of the precaustions needed to prevent the spread of infectious diseases in the workplace.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to define a number of infectious diseases and the signs and symptoms that are associated with each.  You will know the legal framework for controlling the risk of infectious diseases in the workplace.  You will also know the role and responsibilities of your employer and of yourself for controlling risk, dealing with and managing an exposure incident and reporting an incident to the relevant authorities.

Course Contents

  • Defining infectious diseases; Blood Borne Viruses including Hepatitis B and C and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV); Tuberculosis (TB); bacterial infections including Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) and viral infections such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
  • How infectious diseases are transmitted
  • Employer and employee responsibilities in the legal context including COSHH, RIDDOR and the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Controlling risk
  • How to deal with an exposure incident
  • How to manage an exposure incident
  • Reporting an incident
  • Immunisation