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Infection Prevention and Control Training for Clinical Staff

CPD Accredited Online Course


Nurtured Development

Summary

Price
£14.99 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
Duration
1 Hour
Access to content
Lifetime access
Qualification
1 CPD points / hours

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Overview

The Infection Prevention and Control Training for Clinical Staff provides an opportunity to review in more depth the use of standard infection prevention and control measures.

This course deals with the fundamentals and principles involved in preventing healthcare associated infections. You will also learn how you should manage them, and apply your principles of infection control knowledge in practice.

Description

This course consists of three modules:

  1. Fundamentals of infection prevention
  2. Principles of infection prevention
  3. Managing infection prevention

Module 1: Fundamentals of Infection Prevention

By the end of this module, you'll 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 when your own personal health may pose a risk of infection to patients

Module 2: Principles of Infection Prevention

By the end of module 2, you will be able to:

  • Describe how healthcare staff can help prevent infections from occurring and spreading
  • Explain what the chain infection is and how this relates to infection prevention and control
  • Explain what 'Asepsis' is
  • Describe how hand hygiene contributes to preventing infection and its spread and be able to wash or clean your hands thoroughly
  • Describe how to use personal protective equipment relevant to your role and task
  • Describe how the management of blood, body fluids, sharps, the environment and care equipment can prevent infection and its spread

Module 3: Managing Infection Prevention

By the end of module 3, you will be able to:

  • Explain the key responsibilities of your organisation with regards to infection prevention and control
  • Describe how to access information about infection prevention and control within your organisation
  • Describe how and when to conduct a risk assessment in relation to infection prevention and control
  • Define the terms 'alert organism' and 'alert condition'
  • Explain how different alert organisms and conditions pose an infection risk
  • Describe how to safely manage patients with specific alert organisms

Who is this course for?

NHS and independent healthcare providers, bank staff and agency workers, and educational organisations including:

  • Individuals who want to gain an awareness and increase knowledge
  • Care Assistants (HCA)
  • Support Workers
  • Adult Social Care Workers
  • Residential Home Staff
  • Nursing Home Staff
  • Carers
  • Nurses including Practice, Adult, Registered & Clinical
  • Domiciliary Care Workers
  • Home Care Workers
  • Clinical Support Workers
  • Community Healthcare Workers
  • Bank and Temporary Nurses
  • Bank and Temporary Carers

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