This online training programme is sold on a 12-month subscription basis. Extra training credits can be purchased if necessary if you use up all your credits before the 12 month period is over.
Infection Prevention and Control is a course that will help staff and managers in all work environments understand what they can do to prevent the spread of infections within the workplace. Once an infection contaminates even a single door handle in your workplace, it can spread around the building within as little as two to four hours: In most workplaces, exposure to infection is an incidental risk, and is one that's not tied to any particular working practice or task, which makes this training applicable to a variety of working environments.
This programme looks at the main infections we are exposed to on a day to day basis; what they are, how they are transmitted, who is likely to catch them and most importantly how to prevent the spread of infection. This kind of training is particularly useful to those working in the Care industry where staff may be working with vulnerable people, and where infection prevention is a high priority.
Key Features & Benefits of this Course
Complete this course online in just 30 minutes
Applicable to all workplaces Especially suitable for the Care Industry
End of course test and printable certificate Free trial, online demo and bulk discounts available
Infection Prevention and Control Course Contents
1. Infection This section answers the questions: What are infections? Where do they come from? Who's at risk? It looks at bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi and how they should be treated.
2. The Chain of Infection There is a clear route for an infection to take to get from one person to another. It's known as the chain of infection and has 6 links. Breaking any ONE of these links prevents infection from spreading, so in this section we look at what these links are and how to break them.
3. Hygiene This section is about protecting yourself and protecting those around you by simple good personal hygiene and keeping things clean.It includes set-by-step guides to handwashing, putting on PPE, clearing up blood and other body fluids and dealing with your own minor injuries, such as cuts and nose-bleeds.
4. Common Infections This section looks at the most common infections in the UK, including their symptoms and what to do to protect yourself against them.
5. Responsibilities The final section looks at who is responsible for health and safety at work.