Caring for people is challenging. It often means caring for people with infections and diseases in confined areas. Patients and staff can be exposed to a myriad of microorganisms that can cause illness.
To control the spread of illness, the implementation of infection prevention and control measures is paramount. Over the course of 14 Lesson, this course will explore the key elements of infection prevention and control.
On completion of this training course, you will be able to:
- Describe Microorganisms and the differences between resident, transient and opportunistic microorganisms
- Describe modes of transmission and the chain of infection
- Identify host factors and sources of infection
- Understand the requirements for hand hygiene
- Describe standard precautions
- Describe transmission precautions
- Understand healthcare associated infections
- Understand hygiene and food safety requirements
- Describe the management of infection prevention and control
Who is this course for?
This course is ideal for anyone currently employed in a healthcare environment, and for those planning a career in healthcare.