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Infection Control

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This course is essential for anyone who works in care and gives a great knowledge of what infections are and how to stop them from spreading. Various types of infections will be explained and the control measures which should be in place will be fully explored, as well as the steps to take in the event of a breach.

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All about this course

Understanding how to prevent exposure to microorganisms, as well as having effective cleaning procedures in place and how to deal with spillages, is essential when working in care. This course will explain all the policies, procedures, systems and legislations in place which are vital for care workers to know. It will also cover the most common infections and what to do in the event of infection control measures failing.

The course is perfect for anyone working in care including doctors, nurses, care workers, porters, receptionists in care settings, as well as anyone else that works in a hospital or care environment.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 3 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

  • Fully CPD registered
  • Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
  • Fully printed certificate posted next day
  • Covers all required legislation and practices
  • Up to date information on COVID-19 included
  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to Infection Control – This first unit will explain what an infection is and the types of infections that exist, as well as explaining the consequences of infections and how people who work in a clinical setting could be affected.
  • Unit 2 – How Infections are Spread – The next unit will look at what a ‘chain of infection’ is and how infections can be spread via direct or indirect transmissions and the effects this can have on people that are already poorly.
  • Unit 3 – Infection Control Measures – The third unit will consider the importance of basic hygiene for controlling infections. It will explain the importance of personal protective equipment (PPE) and how it can reduce the risk of cross contamination.
  • Unit 4 – Assessing and Reporting Breaches in Infection Control – The final unit will look at ‘healthcare associated infections’ and how employees that work in care can be affected. It will also look at how a risk assessment should be carried out and the procedures in place if there is a breach in infection control measures.
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Infection Control course
Infection Control
£20 + VAT