Course Description

Appropriate infection control is integral to the health and safety of patients, practitioners and staff. Making effective infection control training a priority for all clinical and non-clinical healthcare employees.

There are no specific entry requirements, therefore this course is suitable for all staff, including new starters and existing employees as a refresher.

We believe that with the right systems in place, processes and training, the risk of infection can be detected and managed, hence why the primary goal of our Infection & Prevention Control course is to highlight the importance of infection prevention procedures, and the impact of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs). Participants will develop an understanding of how HCAIs can spread, and their duty of care as a healthcare professional to prevent this. This includes safe handling of sharps, sterilisation procedures for equipment and the surrounding environment, and the management of body fluids and blood as well as an outline of legislation and regulations including risk assessments.

Learning Outcomes

After this half-day course staff will be able to:

  • Explain what a healthcare-associated infection (HCAI) is and how these infections spread
  • Describe the impact healthcare-associated infections have on patients, your duty of care to patients and management in the workplace that can prevent the spread
  • Describe how healthcare staff can help prevent infections from spreading
  • Explain what asepsis is
  • Describe how hand hygiene, personal protective equipment management of blood, body fluids, sharps, the environment and care equipment to help prevent the spread of infection
  • Know about roles and responsibilities with infection prevention

The session is followed by a multiple-choice assessment, designed to test learners’ understanding of the course. A certificate will be issued after successful completion of the training course.