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Infection Prevention and Control for Nursing Staff - CPD Accredited

CPD endorsed Certification


One Education

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Price
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£10 inc VAT (was £199)
Offer ends 11 April 2020
Study method
Online, self-paced
Qualification
No formal qualification
CPD
5 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students

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Overview

Infection Prevention and Control will highlight the importance of infection prevention procedures, and the impact of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs).

This course introduce you to the epidemiology of healthcare associated infection, prevention strategies for different types of infection and healthcare environments and the evidence underpinning them; antimicrobial stewardship, surveillance and audit as tools for driving infection prevention.

This Infection Prevention and Control will give you an overview of hospital-acquired infections, standard precautions to be practiced by the staff and patients to reduce infection transmissions. This includes safe handling of sharps, sterilisation procedures for equipment and the surrounding environment, and the management of body fluids and blood. You’ll also be able to develop your ability to assess and manage infection risks in a variety of healthcare settings and use appropriate evidence to plan, implement and evaluate appropriate infection prevention and control programmes.

Highlights of the Infection Prevention and Control:

  • Gain an intense training experience to prevent the infection from spreading in the workplace.
  • Get a firm understanding of Infection Prevention and Control Policy in the UK.
  • Understand the principles of prevention and control of infection.
  • Discover a detailed overview of immunization, and how infections spread through food and water.
  • Increase your understanding of infections spread by animals and insects, including less common infections found in the UK.
  • Develop and encourage the high levels of awareness for infections & diseases spread by person-to-person contact.
  • Grasp how infections spread by sexual contact, blood and body fluids.

CPD

5 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Accreditation Group

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Description

We’ve taken this comprehensive course and broken it down into several manageable modules which we believe will assist you to easily grasp each concept – from the fundamental to the most advanced aspects of the course. It really is a sure pathway to success.

Course Design

This course is designed with the following modules:

Module 1:Infection Prevention and Control Policy in the UK

  • Roles and Duties of Relevant Bodies in the UK
  • Infection Control Assurance Framework
  • Training
  • Monitoring

Module 2: Principles of Prevention and Control of Infection

  • Hospital-acquired (nosocomial) infections
  • Cycle of infection
  • Means of transmission
  • Prevention of Infection in Healthcare Settings
  • Universal Precautions
  • Standard handwashing procedures
  • Standard aseptic techniques for specific procedures
  • Standard decontamination procedures
  • Standard Environmental Cleaning
  • Different Disinfection Methods
  • Different Types of Precautions
  • Infection control in special circumstances
  • Glossary of the terms used in this module
  • Appendices

Module 3: Immunization

  • Basic Principles of Immunization
  • Administration of vaccines
  • Contraindications to immunization
  • The six targeted diseases for immunization
  • Glossary of the terms used in this module
  • Appendices

Module 4: Infections Spread by Food and Water

  • Diarrhoea – Treatment, Prevention and Control
  • Typhoid – Treatment, Prevention and Control
  • Paratyphoid fever – Treatment, Prevention and Control
  • Poliomyelitis – Treatment, Prevention and Control
  • Hepatitis A ­– Treatment, Prevention and Control
  • Hepatitis E – Treatment, Prevention and Control
  • Glossary of the terms used in this module
  • Appendices

Module 5:Infections Spread by Animals and Insects, and Less Common Infections Found in the UK

  • Anthrax – Treatment, Prevention and Control
  • Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever – Treatment, Prevention and Control
  • Hantavirus – Treatment, Prevention and Control
  • Legionnaires disease – Treatment, Prevention and Control
  • Leishmaniasis – Treatment, Prevention and Control
  • Leptospirosis – Treatment, Prevention and Control
  • Louse borne typhus – Treatment, Prevention and Control
  • Lyme disease – Treatment, Prevention and Control
  • Malaria – Treatment, Prevention and Control
  • Rabies – Treatment, Prevention and Control
  • Tetanus – Treatment, Prevention and Control
  • Tickborne encephalitis – Treatment, Prevention and Control
  • Toxoplasmosis – Treatment, Prevention and Control
  • West Nile fever – Treatment, Prevention and Control
  • Glossary of the terms used in this module
  • Appendices

Module 6:Infections & Diseases Spread by Person-to-Person Contact

  • Diphtheria – Treatment, Prevention and Control
  • Influenza – Treatment, Prevention and Control
  • Pertussis – Treatment, Prevention and Control
  • Mumps – Treatment, Prevention and Control
  • Rubella (German measles) – Treatment, Prevention and Control
  • Haemophilus influenzae Type B disease (HiB) – Treatment, Prevention and Control
  • Pneumococcal pneumonia – Treatment, Prevention and Control
  • Glossary of the terms used in this module
  • Appendices

Module 7:Infections Spread by Sexual Contact

  • Anatomy of the male and female genitourinary tracts
  • General Issues
  • Chlamydia – Treatment, Prevention and Control
  • Gonorrhoea – Treatment, Prevention and Control
  • Syphilis – Treatment, Prevention and Control
  • Chancroid – Treatment, Prevention and Control
  • Trichomoniasis – Treatment, Prevention and Control
  • Genital herpes – Treatment, Prevention and Control
  • Genital warts – Treatment, Prevention and Control
  • Pubic lice – Treatment, Prevention and Control
  • Bacterial Vaginosis and Vulvovaginal Candidiasis – Treatment, Prevention and Control
  • Glossary of the terms used in this module
  • Appendices

Module 8:Infections Spread by Blood and Body Fluids

  • HIV/AIDS – Stages, Prevention, and Control
  • Hepatitis B – Treatment, Prevention, and Control
  • Glossary of the terms used in this module
  • Appendices

How is the course assessed?

To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Upon successful course completion, you will qualify for a CPD certificate from One Education as proof of your new skills. Certification is available in PDF format, at the cost of £9, or a hard copy can be sent to you via post, at the cost of £15.

Who is this course for?

Whether you’re an existing practitioner or aspiring professional, this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with key skills and an accredited qualification attesting to your knowledge.

The Infection Prevention and Control is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.

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