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Infection Prevention and Control

£20.00

Infection prevention and control is vital in every healthcare environment. NHS England statistics estimate that around 300,000 patients contract a healthcare-associated infection (HCAI) while staying in hospital in the UK each year.

All healthcare workers have a part to play in infection prevention and control to safeguard the health of the patients in their care. These measures can be the difference between life and death, so it’s vital that infection control training is undertaken.

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Overview – Infection Prevention and Control Course

Infection prevention and control is vital in every healthcare environment. NHS England statistics estimate that around 300,000 patients contract a healthcare-associated infection (HCAI) while staying in hospital in the UK each year.

Contracting a HCAI can make an individual’s prognosis much worse, costing the already overstretched health service more in terms of finances and resources, and potentially even threatening a patient’s life.

Respiratory, urinary tract and surgical site infections are the most common form of HCAIs, but their risks can be lowered significantly with rigorous infection prevention and control measures, and good hygiene practice.

Why take this course?

All healthcare workers have a part to play in infection prevention and control to safeguard the health of the patients in their care. These measures can be the difference between life and death, so it’s vital that infection control training is undertaken.

After completing our Infection Prevention and Control e-learning course, you will be able to:

  • Understand basic microbiology
  • Understand how micro-organisms are spread
  • Understand standard infection control precautions
  • Know the importance of correct hand hygiene technique
  • Be able to describe what MRSA, clostridium difficile (CDI) and norovirus are, and understand their impact in healthcare
  • Know what precautions are necessary to prevent and control HCAIs

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for anyone working within the healthcare sector, from nurses and doctors to paramedics and even administrative staff. Anyone involved in assessing, treating, recording or reporting on infections contracted in a healthcare environment would benefit from taking the module.

Course lesson plan

The Virtual College Infection Prevention and Control course covers the following lesson plan:

  • Welcome and learning objectives
  • Overview
  • Basic microbiology
  • Infection control
  • Handling waste
  • Understanding MRSA
  • Understanding CDI
  • Understanding norovirus
  • You and infection control
  • Summary

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