Infection Control

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

Target Audience

This course is for all staff working in care and support services

 

Aims

This half day course aims to provide you with an understanding of the principles of Infection Control and the causes and spread of infection

 

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course you will know your role and responsibility for preventing infection.  You will be aware of legislation, policies and systems relating to infection control and will understand the causes and transmission of infection.  You will also understand the importance of risk assessment and the correct use of PPE (personal protective equipment).

This course closely follows the National Occupational Standards for infection control units IC01 and IC02.  You may use your learning from attending this course towards the Health and Social Care Diploma

 

Course Contents

  • Employees' and employers' roles and responsibilities in relation to infection control
  • Legal and regulatory requirements
  • The potential impact of infection outbreaks
  • How to use, remove and dispose of PPE correctly
  • Effective hand washing techniques and good personal hygiene
  • The difference between bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites and the common illnesses and causes by them
  • 'Systemic' and 'localised' infections
  • Poor practice and good practice
  • Sources of infection and transmission of infection