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Infection Control in the Workplace

This half day training programme is designed to meet the requirements of the Department of Health Guidelines on Control of Infection in Residential and Nursing Homes. The course also considers the inf...Read More

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Course summary

This half day training programme is designed to meet the requirements of the Department of Health Guidelines on Control of Infection in Residential and Nursing Homes. The course also considers the influence of other legislation and national care standards in relation to control of infections. This course will provide delegates with an awareness of the key elements of infection control, an understanding of how infections might occur, and knowledge of the best practices that can reduce their likelihood and prevent the spread of infection.

Who should attend?

This course is intended for all members of staff working in the healthcare setting who need to be aware of the issues surrounding infection control. No prior knowledge is assumed or required.

Course Outline

  • Health and safety legislation
  • Your organisations policies and procedures
  • Case studies
  • Transmission mechanisms
  • Prevention of transmission - safe working practices
  • Risk assessments
  • Review and evaluation

Learning objectives

At the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Understand relevant Health and Safety Legislation
  • Have knowledge of their organisations infection control policy
  • Understandthe importance of a consistent approach to controlling infection
  • Outline their responsibilities
  • Have awareness of any areas of learning that needs further input
  • Possess skills to reduce the risk of infection
  • Possess knowledge of current best practices are followed

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