Infection Prevention and Control - Level 1 - Non-Clinical

Skills for Health
Delivery Method: eLearning

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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
  • The Importance of Safe IPC Practice
  • Understanding the Chain of Infection
  • Essential Practices for Infection Prevention
  • Establishing a Safe and Healthy Environment

Learning objectives
  • 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
  • Explain how good infection prevention and control (IPC) practice can help prevent the spread of infection.
  • Describe the actions that can minimise risks to health and safety and contribute to positive and safe practice.
Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at all healthcare professionals as part of statutory training requirements.

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.

Core Skills Framework

This course meets the outcomes for level 1 of the framework

Duration

1 hour 20 mins approx

Booking

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