Infection Prevention & Control Training

Equips learners with the knowledge, skills and competence to control the spread of infection.

About Course

Preventing the spread of infection is a constant in all healthcare, community sector and workplace settings. This course is designed to prevent and control the spread of infection through effective education and training. This course aims to educate the learner on healthcare-associated infections and develop an understanding of their roles and responsibilities in preventing the spread of infectious disease.

Our IPC course covers Hand Hygiene including a practical session on how to wash one’s hands as set out by (SARI) regulations for each of the learners. Employers will benefit from a more competent and confident workforce who are equipped with the skills and knowledge to work in a safe and appropriate manner which will assist in reducing the likelihood of workplace accidents and injuries.

Who is this training course intended for?

The course is suitable for employees of all levels where their job involves the control or management of infection control.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Identify the legislation relating to fire in the workplace
  • Explain the chemistry of fire
  • List the various classes of fires and types of fire extinguishers
  • Outline the importance of emergency routes, fire exits and emergency lighting
  • Recognise how good housekeeping can reduce the risk of fire
  • Discuss the requirements for employee training
  • Describe the role of the fire warden
  • State the actions to be taken in the event of fire
  • Outline the duties of the employer and the employee

Course Content

Module 1: Understanding the Terminology
  • Learn about and understand the terms germ, microbe, pathogen
  • Know about and be able to identify the sources of infection
  • Identify the main pathogens which pose a threat
  • Learn about the transmission and growth of infection
  • Understand what MRSA is and how it develops and how to prevent infection
Module 2: Principles of Control
  • Understand the principles of infection control
  • Learn about the chain of infection
  • Know the routes of entry
  • Know the difference between resident and transient organisms & direct and indirect contact
  • Know the potential sources of infection
Module 3: Precautions, Competence & Hygiene
  • Learn to apply the universal precautions
  • Understand the principles of good hand hygiene to include efficient hand washing, the correct use of alcohol hand gels and the need for good personal skin care
  • Be competent to apply the principles of waste disposal, cleaning spillages, clean-up kit, and exposure to contamination, protective equipment, cleaning activities, and further hygiene tips.
  • Understand the principles of good hand hygiene to include efficient hand washing, the correct use of alcohol hand gels and the need for good personal skin care
Module 4: Procedures, Standards & Management
  • Be competent to work with cleaning, disinfection and sterilization procedures to include cleaning standards, procedures while paying special attention to decontamination of equipment, including patient care equipment.

  • Apply appropriate management of blood and body fluid

Course Delivery Method

This course is delivered online through Skills Team Online Learning Portal that can be used on any device – desktop, mobile or tablet – whenever and wherever you wish. You do not have to complete the course in one sitting and can pause, and come back to the course content at a later stage, as you see fit.

At the end of the course learners are required to complete a multiple choice exam and will need to reach a mark of 80%. Learners are also required to submit an assignment and reach a mark of 80% to receive certification. The certificate is valid for 2 years.

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