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Prevention and Control of Infection

Designed for people who are looking to enter into or progress within the health and social care sector.

About  300,000 patients develop an infection in England each year while being  treated by the NHS. Protecting people from infection is an essential  element of providing high-quality care, especially considering the  capacity some potentially life-threatening infections have to spread  within care environments.

Course Content

  • Purpose and principles of infection control and the procedures

  • How regulations inform policy and practice

  • Roles, responsibilities, principles and processes in cleaning, decontamination and waste management

  • The role of risk assessments

  • Importance of maintaining a clean environment

  • Sterilisation process

  • Safely handle laundry and sharps

Mandatory units

  • Importance of personal hygiene and health in the prevention and control of infection in health care settings

  • Decontamination, cleaning and waste management in health care settings

  • Principles of infection prevention and control in a health care setting