It is not always possible to identify people who may spread infection. Precautions must therefore be taken at all times.

The aim is to raise awareness of infection control and prevention.

The control of infection is an essential requirement in any setting from playgroups, nurseries and individual’s right up to and including the care home and NHS setting.

Care of all kinds must be risk assessed to reduce the likelihood of spread as far as is achievable within the constrains of the environment that you are in.

Course Length

The Infection Control Training Course is a 1/2 day, 3 hour course.

This Infection Control Training Course is not just an attend course, students are required to take part in practical work, theoretical work and also home studies to successfully complete the course which will be assessed at the end by experienced assessors.

Course Description

To raise awareness of standard precautions within infection control and to increases or refresh the knowledge of the chain of infection and how the application of standard precautions can prevent cross infection to patient/clients, staff and the environment.

Course Syllabus

  • Legislation & codes of practice relating to infection control.
  • Definition of infection. & why is it important
  • People most at risk of infection.
  • Correct hand washing technique and correct use of PPE.
  • Cross infection, & transmission of infection – Routes
  • Examples of virus, bacterial, and fungal infections
  • Hazards and risk Assessment
  • The chain of infection and breaking the chain
  • What is meant by colonised.
  • The importance of effective cleaning, in relation to infection control and prevention.

All students will be issued a certificate on successful completion of the Infection Control Training Course.

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