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Infection Control Awareness

This course gives learners an awareness in line with guidelines set out by organisations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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About this Infection Control Awareness Training Course

This online infection control training course is perfect for nurses, carers, dentists, and any health care personnel. Having a basic understanding of infection control within the healthcare sector, and more importantly in care homes, can massively reduce the risk of spreading. It is vital to understand the standard precautions for infection control, how an infection spreads and who is at risk in order to reduce the impact of an outbreak. Infection Control training can protect your staff and your service users from the potential presence of pathogens and help control and prevent a pathogen from spreading.

Our Infection Control certificate is accredited by the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and once the online course has been completed, the certificate will be awarded and can be used to provide evidence for compliance.

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Dependent on delivery method, this course takes between 1-2 hours to complete and gain your certificate.
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There are no barriers to entry on this course. This is an awareness course, suitable for all. 
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On completion of this course, either download your certificate or access at a later date online. 
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This course is CPD accredited. It meets accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines. 

 

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Infection Control Awareness Training Course Outline

The aim of this online Infection Control Awareness course is to greater increase your knowledge of infection, how they spread, preventing spread, personal hygiene, and the relevant legislation.

The key points covered in this course are:

  • Defining infection control
  • Chain of infection and its effects
  • Types of germs and infection
  • Common infections
  • Infection control and HAI management
  • Hand washing to WHO standard
  • PPE for infection control
  • Preventing spread
  • Role of CQC in regard to infection control

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Infection Control Awareness Training Course Learning Outcomes

On completion of this Infection Prevention and Control training course, learners should know and understand the following:
 
  • Describe what is meant by infection control
  • Understand the chain of infection and how people are infected
  • Describe the types of germs and infection
  • Identify common healthcare-associated infections
  • Understand the need for infection control and HAI management
  • Understand how to wash hands to WHO standard
  • Describe what PPE is available for infection control
  • Understand how you can help prevent infection from spreading
  • Understand the role of CQC in regard to infection control
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FAQ - THE INFECTION CONTROL AWARENESS TRAINING COURSE

Frequently Asked Questions

Infection control and prevention is essential for workplaces that are at risk of passing on an infection. But our training experts often get asked what is infection control? And What are the standard precautions? So, to save you the trouble of looking further, we have put together the most common questions we get asked. Just click to expand the answer!

What is infection control and why is it so important? Infection control prevents or stops the spread of infections and it's one of the top priorities for health care organisations.

Infection control is so much more important now than ever because bacteria and germs can spread at an uncontrollable speed and ensuring strict infection control prevention and best practices is essential for the health and wellbeing of patients, visitors and staff. In order to protect themselves and others, it's important that everyone regularly washes their hands and minimises interaction with others if they feel ill. Staff should also wear adequate PPE in a correct manner, such as aprons, masks and gloves.
How long does an infection control certificate last? Our infection Control certificate doesn't expire!

However, it is recommended, based on industry best practice guidelines, to complete it annually. This is to refresh the general knowledge of your staff on infection control and legislation, or as the Infection Control Training Course is updated regularly, they can learn any new infection control procedures. It is just as important as it proves to institutions such as the CQC, HSE or OFSTED that your staff's knowledge is up to date on infection control.
What are the standard precautions for infection control?

The standard precautions are the minimum infection prevention and control practices that must be used for all patients in all situations. The Infection Control Training standard precautions include: 

  1. Hand hygiene - considered the most important infection control measure for reducing the spread of infection.
  2. Use of personal protective equipment (PPE) e.g.gloves, masks, eyewear and aprons. 
  3. Respiratory & cough hygiene (Catch it, Bin it, Kill it’ technique) - Implement measures to limit the transmission of respiratory spread from either coughing, sneezing or running noses. 
  4. Safe disposal of waste - Items like used gloves, aprons, swaps, dressing and other sharp or non-sharp contaminated with patient blood or saliva will need to be disposed of safely.
  5. Safe management of body fluid - Blood, vomit or urine pose an infection risk in healthcare settings, such as care homes or hospitals, so the safe and effective management of spillage is essential.
  6. Safe management of care equipment -reusable patient care equipment can easily become contaminated. The World Health Organisation advise, where possible, that items should be used once and disposed of. 
  7. Clean and disinfected environmental surfaces - cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of equipment and surfaces are crucial in healthcare facilities to ensure vulnerable patients aren't at risk of cross-contamination.
  8. Safe handling and disposal of linen - a linen deposit should be available to quickly dispose of linen once it's been used.
What are the two basic goals of infection control? The two goals of infection control are to protect the patient and the health care personnel, such as nurses, carers, doctors or care staff, from infection and to reduce the infections by finding out how they started.
What is the most important aspect of infection control? The most important aspect of infection control is hand washing. Frequent and proper handwashing helps to significantly reduce the risk of cross-contamination.

Did you know that there are over 93 contact episodes per hour between patients, nurses, carers and visitors in healthcare facilities? There are five critical points for when hands should be washed:

1. before touching a patient
2. before clean/aseptic procedures
3. after body fluid exposure
4. after touching a patient
5. after touching the patient surroundings

 

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