Infection Prevention Training Course Online is designed to help you and your business understand how to prevent and control infection and why it is important to do so. This programme of training begins by teaching the different pathogens that cause infection. It then outlines how infections occur, then the factors that can make a person more vulnerable to infection and the steps you can take to prevent infections from occurring. Infection Prevention and Control Training Course is a practical solution, based on a scientific approach, to prevent the harm caused by infection to both patients and health workers.
This infection prevention training course makes you more aware of how your own health and hygiene could pose a risk to other people including those that you care, support and work with. This infection prevention course also helps you to understand the procedures that should be followed to reduce risks when dealing with hazardous spills, waste and linen. Finally, you will learn about the legal requirements relating to infection prevention and control including everyone’s responsibilities.
Areas Covered in this Infection Prevention Training Course
- Pathogenic microorganisms
- Chain of infection and the consequences of infection
- Factors that increase the risk of infection
- Breaking the chain and the necessary control measures
- Health and hygiene including hand hygiene
- Safe handling of waste and environmental contamination
- Responsibilities including those of the employee and employers
UPDATE: This awareness course has now been updated and includes the COVID-19 awareness module is included to help us fight and prevent the spread of the virus
What the COVID-19 Awareness Module covers:
- the differences between a virus and bacteria
- how our bodies respond to viruses
- what COVID-19 is and how the virus spreads
- the symptoms of COVID-19
- how we can protect ourselves and where to stay informed
Who is this Infection Prevention Training Course aimed at?
Infections and infectious diseases are a major cause of illness and death. Infectious diseases can spread and as with all illnesses, prevention is better than cure. This training course is designed for anyone working within an environment where there is risk of infection including managers and employers. This training course is particularly useful for healthcare professionals and adult care workers.
Entry Requirements for this online training course
No prior knowledge needed with our elearning courses. It is 20 – 40 minutes at your own speed.
Learners will receive a Highfield accredited certificate, which is downloadable upon successfully finishing the infection prevention course.