Infection Control

Infection Control


Course Aim:

This course deals with the basics of the control of infection in a workplace setting.

Who should attend:

The course is aimed at staff in any workplace setting where infection control and personal hygiene are an important factor. This course is particularly suitable for healthcare staff.

Course Content:

  • Regulations and Guidelines
  • Employee & Employer responsibilities
  • Importance of personal hygiene for staff
  • How infection is spread
  • Good practice in minimising the spread of infection
  • Hand Hygiene Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waste Disposal
  • Bacteria V Virus
  • Current trends in common diseases

Objectives:

  • This course should help you to understand:
  • How the regulations relate to you and your employer in the control of infection
  • Practical steps to minimise infection in your workplace
  • The importance of hand washing procedures
  • The use of PPE to protect ourselves and minimise cross contamination
  • How to deal with different types of waste
  • The differences between a bacteria and a virus
  • Common types of diseases and precautions we need to take

Assessment information:

Candidates are expected to contribute fully throughout the session in discussions as this will form part of the overall assessment.

Duration of the Course:

This course can be delivered as a non accredited awareness session in 4 hours.