Infection Prevention and Control Training

Learn how different infectious diseases, how they spread, and how to use infection control techniques to minimise the risk of infection.

Washing hands as part of controlling the spread of infection

Increase Awareness - Reduce Infection

Infectious diseases are a regular cause of illness and disease.

An estimated 1 in 10 people develop infections within healthcare settings.  The cost implications of this are huge in terms of time and money to treat the infections and patient wellbeing.

Having a good awareness of the sources of infection and how they spread helps to keep us healthy and reduces the chance of the further spread of any disease.

Who is this Course suitable for?

This course is suitable for staff working in an environment where controlling infection is crucial, such as:

  • Care Homes
  • Medical Practices

Who is it NOT suitable for?

This course is not suitable for those requiring training on medical sterilisation (e.g. of dental equipment etc)

What's covered in the course?

The course runs for 3 hours, and covers the following content:

  • Content
  • More Information

Infection Control Training

Learning Outcomes:

  • To be able to understand the cause and spread of infection and the chain of infection
  • To understand the differences between pathogenic micro organisms and parasitic organisms and the diseases they may cause, including
  • bacteria, e.g. MRSA, TB, Clostridium difficile, E- Coli 0157
  • viruses,- e.g. HIV, Hepatitis, Norovirus
  • fungi, -e.g. athletes foot, thrush
  • parasites,- e.g. scabies and lice
  • To be able to prevent and control the spread of infection using standard precautions , including hand decontamination, the use of personal protective equipment and the safe use of sharps
  • To demonstrate effective hand hygiene procedures
  • To understand the correct management of spills
  • To understand how to manage waste correctly, including sharps, domestic waste, clinical hazardous waste and biological spills.
  • To understand decontamination techniques for low risk, medium and high risks items.
  • To understand the legislation, regulations and guidance that govern infection prevention and control
  • To understand roles and responsibilities and boundaries in preventing infection within an organisation with regard to
  • reporting of infectious outbreaks
  • seeking advice and guidance
  • admissions
  • transfers and discharges
  • documentation
  • following the death of an individual
  • handling, collection and storage of specimens
  • ensuring visitors comply with  hand hygiene.

Why Book With Us?

We are specialists in first aid training and related healthcare courses.  We don't do anything else.  Our trainers are experts who've been training organisations like yours for years. Most have front-line experience using their skills in Medical, Emergency Services or Military environments.

Specialist Training

We're specialists - first aid & related training is all we do. So you get the very best learning experience

Experience

We're highly experienced in training organisations and candidates across a wide range of sectors

Cost Effective

Our courses can be as much as 30 - 50% better value than our household-name competitors. Ask for a quote!

Here's What Some Of Our Customers Have To Say

Most Interesting / Informative

This is the most interesting / informative Resus course I have attended! Really enjoyed it, thank you

Sue W ... Care Home

Always Enjoy this Class

Always enjoy this class. Easy to understand teaching

Sharon C ... Residential Home Staff

Gave Me Confidence

Gave me confidence to be able to use the work equipment if needed

Lisa D ... Secondary School Staff

better than NHS Version

Very good - Better than NHS version I have previously attended

Lynne ... Healthcare

Very Good & Varied

3rd attendance. Very good & varied but relevant topics each year

Jenny T ... Care Home

More Confidence

I have more confidence now on using our own defib if ever necessary - thank you

Patricia B ... Manufacturing Sector