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Advanced Infection Control Course

Our online CPD accredited Infection Prevention and Control training Advanced course is perfect for those who want to build on their existing infection prevention and control knowledge and awareness. This course is in line with guidelines set out by organisations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO) and is met by the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and fundamental standards 12. Ensure you meet your infection control policy training requirements today.

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About this Infection Control Advanced training course

Those working in the healthcare sector should be aware of infection control in care homes. In order to ensure safe and effective care for others, infection prevention and control must be part of everyone’s everyday practice. Infections can spread incredibly rapidly and can sometimes be fatal to more vulnerable patients. So, it’s best to ensure your employees are up-to-date with the standard precautions for infection control and current Infection Prevention and Control skills and knowledge.

This Infection Prevention and Control Advanced course is designed to teach learners how to control the spread, the actions to take to isolate an outbreak, the safe handling of infected waste and the relevant legislation. It also covers how important your own health and hygiene is at work including hand hygiene, hand washing, PPE, COSHH requirements and disposal of sharps to ensure you cover all mandatory training requirements.

This online CPD accredited Infection Control Training Advanced course is suitable for anyone working in the healthcare sector or where there is a risk of infections spreading/transferring including nurses, dentists, healthcare assistants, tattooists, vets, doctors and cleaners. 

Duration Duration Dependent on the delivery method, this Advanced Infection Prevention and Control in Health and Social Care training course takes between 1-2 hours to complete and gain your certificate. 
Entry & Level Entry & Level This Infection Prevention and Control Advanced online course is for learners who have completed the Infection Control Awareness Course. 
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On completion of this Advanced Infection Control course online, either download your certificate or access it at a later date online. 
Accreditations Accreditations This CQC Infection Control Advanced Training Course is CPD accredited and is delivered by a Skills For Care Endorsed Provider. It meets accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines. 


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Infection Control Advanced training course learning outcomes

On completion of this Advanced Infection Control course, learners should know and understand the following:
  • Infection prevention and control laws and legislation
    Identify legislation, national and local guidelines, policies and procedures that affect infection prevention and control
  • Infection prevention and control precautions
    Understand standard infection prevention and control precautions
  • Aseptic technique 
    Demonstrate the methods of aseptic technique including hand washing and alcohol hand gel procedures
  • Safe handling of disposal of waste and COSHH 
    Describe the importance of safe handling of disposal of waste, COSHH requirements, handling of uniforms, dress codes, linen and laundry
  • Outbreak action & reporting
    Identify actions required in cases of outbreak of infection including isolation of residence and mandatory reporting of healthcare associated infections to Health Protection Agency (HPA)
  • Infection control policies
    Describe how policies are put into place for safe handling and disposal of sharps, sharps injury procedures and occupational health procedures
  • Managing Risks
    Manage infection prevention risks, through observation, cleaning procedures and touch-point awareness
  • Outbreak alerts
    Demonstrate awareness of control of outbreaks & infections associated with specific alerts such as tuberculosis, e-coli, flu pandemics etc

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FAQ - Advanced Infection Control

Frequently asked questions

It is vital that anyone who works in healthcare is knowledgeable about infection prevention and control measures. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions that are put to our specialists.

Why is infection control important?

Infection control is hugely important in preventing or stopping the spread of infection. Infection control in care homes and hospitals is vital as infections can be life-threatening for those in care.

Effective infection prevention and control (IPC) measures will prevent avoidable infections and help keep a healthy and safe environment for everyone.

Learning how to prevent cross-infection gives staff and patients confidence in your organisation's hygiene and cleanliness standards. 

Who is responsible for infection control?

In any healthcare setting, there is an expectation and responsibility for all members of staff to carry out standard precautions for infection control, such as cleaning equipment and wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

All primary care providers are required to employ an Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Lead, as per the Health and Social Care Act 2008.

An IPC Lead is someone who has completed a professional training course, such as Advanced Infection Control, giving them responsibility for the prevention and control of infection in a healthcare setting.

Meanwhile, all registered NHS care providers are required under current legislation to employ a Director of Infection Prevention and Control (DIPC). 

A DIPC or IPC Lead might further consider completing an Infection Control Train the Trainer course as well so they are qualified to lead Infection Control Awareness training for their Infection Prevention and Control team.

What is the difference between Infection Control Awareness training and an Advanced Infection Control course?

Our Infection Control Awareness course teaches learners the basics about what infection is, from the chain of infection and its effects to the types of germs and infections. It also covers infection control measures, including PPE, and the role of CQC in infection prevention and control.

Our Advanced Infection Control course develops the learner's knowledge of infection control to a management level, teaching about what action to take in the event of an infection outbreak and how to report it. Learners will also be taught about infection risk management measures such as asepsis and aseptic technique.

How to prevent cross infection?

A cross infection is the transfer of harmful microorganisms, usually bacteria and viruses. Some ways to prevent cross infection are:

  • Keep your distance when you can
  • Wash your hands when necessary
  • Clean surfaces regularly  
  • Do not touch your face 
  • Use PPE when appropriate 
What is the role of the CQC with regards to infection prevention and control?

The CQC are committed to ensuring safe, effective, compassionate and high-quality care and are working with the Department of Health and Social Care and others to support the care system.

The CQC regularly partake in infection prevention and control (IPC) inspections of care and hospital locations. The aspects that are looked at in these inspections are:

  • Adequate PPE is available for staff and residents to control infection safely
  • Staff are properly trained and the proper procedures are in place
  • Layout of premises, use of space and hygiene practice promote safety 


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Our Advanced Infection Control course is easily accessible online through e-learning, allowing your staff to study anytime, anywhere, 24/7. This makes it the perfect option for care staff with challenging shift patterns. Additionally, you will receive exceptional customer support from our dedicated account manager and support team.

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