Infection Control and Prevention Level 1 (non-clinical)

Skills for Health
Delivery Method: e-Learning

Everyone has a role to play in the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infection (HCAI). Learners can explore the effects of healthcare-associated infections, how they are spread and how to help to prevent the spread of infection.

Overview

Infection prevention and control is now a major priority for the health sector. This course has been developed for all non-clinical staff working in the health sector, to ensure that we all share the same understanding and good practice in this area.


Course content
  • Introduction to Infection Prevention and Control
  • Hand hygiene
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Managing the environment
  • Safe handling and disposal of Linen and Waste

Learning objectives
  • Ability to describe and explain the consequences of healthcare-associated infections (HCAI) and how they spread
  • Describe the impact healthcare-associated infections have on patients and your duty of care to patients
  • Describe how hand hygiene, personal protective equipment management of blood, body fluids, sharps, the environment and care equipment helps prevent the spread of infection
Primary care version available

Skills for Health have developed a Primary care version of this course with learning scenarios and assessments adapted to the needs of GPs and other primary care organisations. If you wish to order the primary care version, please request this at the checkout in the 'order notes' section.

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at all non-clinical staff such as healthcare assistants who are new to the role, porters, administrative staff, receptionists, laundry and cleaning staff, carers and volunteers whether directly employed within the healthcare sector or employed by a contractor.

More experienced healthcare staff may want to consider completing the Infection Prevention and Control Level 2 course which is more detailed.

Assessment

The modules are followed by a multiple choice assessment designed to test learners’ understanding of the course. Learning progress and test results can be tracked by managers for internal development and learners can keep a certificate of completion for CPD.

Accreditations & Endorsements

This course has been developed with the support of Department of Health and Public Health England. It has most recently been developed with EPDC (Educational Development Committee) on behalf of the IPS (Infection Prevention Society).

Core Skills Framework

This course meets the outcomes for level 1 of the framework

Duration:

2 hours 15 mins approx

How to access this course

Click 'book now' below then follow the checkout process. On receipt of your order, the e-learning team will be in touch to arrange access, please allow 24 hours.

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FAQ & Guidance

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