Infection Control Advanced




Course Content:
– Identify legislation, national and local guidelines, policy and procedures affect infection prevention and control
– Understand standard infection prevention and control precautions
– Demonstrate the methods of aseptic technique including hand washing and alcohol hand gel procedures
– Describe the importance of safe handling of disposal of waste, COSHH requirements, handling of uniforms, dress codes, linen and laundry
– Identify actions required in cases of outbreak of infection including isolation of residence and mandatory reporting of healthcare associated infections to Health Protection Agency (HPA)
– Describe how policies are put into place for safe handling and disposal of sharps, sharps injury procedures and occupational health procedures
– Manage infection prevention risks, through observation, cleaning procedures and touch-point awareness
– Demonstrate awareness of control of outbreaks & infections associated with specific alerts such as tuberculosis, e-coli, flu pandemics etc
– Linked to Health and Social Care Act 2008 and fundamental standards 12