Care Certificate Standard 15 - Infection Prevention & Control - Online CPD Course

The Mandatory Training Group
Delivery Method: e-Learning

Care Certificate Standard 15 - Infection Prevention & Control - Online CPD Course.

Welcome to The Mandatory Training Group's online Care Certificate Standard 15 (Infection Prevention and Control) training course for front-line healthcare and social care support workers. All our online training courses, programmes and qualifications are accredited by the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK).

Infection prevention and control in the workplace aims to prevent pathogens from being passed from one person to another. The foundation of good infection control is to assume that everyone is potentially infectious.

Basic infection control procedures include hand washing and keeping the workplace clean. This comprehensive infection prevention and control e-learning course provides all health and social care workers with practical knowledge to effectively manage infections in the workplace.

Course content

This online Care Certificate Standard 15 (Infection Prevention and Control) training course covers the following:

  • Introduction to infection prevention and control,
  • What are healthcare-associated infections?
  • How big is the problem?
  • Prevent the spread of infection,
  • Pathogens – Conditions for bacterial growth,
  • Chain of Infection,
  • Breaking the chain of infection,
  • Common types of personal protective equipment clothing, equipment and procedures and how and when to use them,
  • Describe the main ways an infection can get into the body,
  • Management and safe disposal of clinical waste,
  • The principles of safe handling of infected or soiled linen,
  • Management of body fluid spillages,
  • Management of laundry,
  • Cleaning and decontamination,
  • Safe use and disposal of sharps,
  • Effective hand hygiene,
  • Recommended hand hygiene,
  • Explain how their health or hygiene might pose a risk to the individuals they support or work with,
  • Appropriate hand hygiene products,
  • Awareness of personal health, and
  • Summary.

Who is the course for?

This online Care Certificate Standard 15 (Infection Prevention and Control) training course should be completed by those who work in health and social care services, including:

  • New members of staff in Healthcare Support Worker roles,
  • New members of staff in Adult Social Care Worker roles, and
  • Any staff members who provide direct care to patients or individuals needing support.

This online Care Certificate Standard 15 (Infection Prevention and Control) training course will also be useful for:

  • Staff moving into new roles within their organisation,
  • Refreshing the knowledge of any member of staff,
  • NHS nursing, AHP and care staff,
  • Agency care workers,
  • Healthcare assistants (HCAs),
  • Support workers,
  • Care assistants, and
  • Community services.

Course aims

Awareness of infection prevention and control measures is essential for all healthcare and social care professionals. This includes understanding the standard precautions such as hand hygiene, personal protective equipment (PPE), injection safety, environmental cleaning, and respiratory hygiene/cough etiquette and transmission-based precautions (contact, droplet, and airborne).

They are the basic level of infection control precautions which are to be used, as a minimum, in the care of all patients and service users. Hand hygiene is a significant component of standard precautions and one of the most effective methods to prevent transmission of pathogens associated with health care. This online care certificate standard 15 provides a comprehensive and interactive e-learning package to gain a full understanding of infection prevention and control in health and social care sectors.

Learning outcomes

After completing our online Care Certificate Standard 15 (Infection Prevention and Control) training course, you will be able to:

  • Understand basic microbiology,
  • Understand how micro-organisms are spread,
  • Understand standard infection control precautions,
  • Know the importance of correct hand hygiene technique,
  • Be prepared to describe what MRSA, clostridium difficile (CDI) and norovirus are, and understand their impact in health and social care, and
  • Know what precautions are necessary to prevent and control HCAIs.

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