Infection Control

Course Description

Our Infection control training course provides a comprehensive introduction to the issues surrounding infection control and highlights working practices employed to prevent the spread of infection.

By the end of this training course attendees should be able to recognise the legal duties of the employee and employer, state the procedures for accident reporting according to RIDDOR guidelines, recognise different infectious diseases – how they are contracted and how they are treated, identify ways of reducing the spread of such diseases, demonstrate good hand washing procedures, recognise the need for good hygiene practices, state the procedures for dealing with the use and disposal of sharps and state the correct way to deal with clinical and general waste.

 

Learning Outcomes

Topics covered within the course:

• Current legislation
• Bacteria and viruses
• Means of transmission & contamination
• Common infections
• Cleaning
• Spillages
• Universal precautions
• Personal hygiene

 

Assessment

The session is followed by a multiple-choice assessment designed to test learners’ understanding of the course.

A Certificate will be issued after the successful completion of the training course.

Attendees are continually assessed throughout the course to ensure learning outcomes have been achieved and must be physically able to carry out procedures required to meet assessment criteria.


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