Portobello InstituteInfection Prevention & Control

Infection Prevention & Control

Area:
Nationwide Locations
Price: € 295
Type:
Blended Learning, Online Courses - Distance Learning

Course description

There is currently no vaccine to prevent Coronavirus Covid 19. Therefore we need to employ infection control and prevention methods to stop the spread of this virus. We need to ensure the public has this knowledge and take an active role in the prevention of the spread of this virus”

World Health Organisation, 20th February 2020

This short course gives you understanding of the principles of infection and the application of standard precautions in relation to infection control, including the significance of an Area of Infection Control. Understanding the key roles and functions of local infection team members, to include policies on areas such as dress, staff related travel etc.

Learners will be able to:
1  Explain the basic principles of infection and the application of standard precautions in relation to infection control, to include the significance of an Area of Infection Control
2  Discuss the importance of infection prevention and control, in providing a healthy environment for staff and visitors
3  Summarise the various types of micro organisms, the elements required for the growth, spread and subsequent infection process, to include direct and indirect contact, knowledge of the chain of infection and the need for vigilance and safe practice at all times
4  Analyse the predisposing factors to the development of healthcare-acquired infections to include contact precautions, respiratory precautions and enteric precautions
5  Discuss the role and functions of the local infection control team members, to include local policy in relation to dress, staff health and travel associated infections
6  Investigate  the terms cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation to include cleaning standards, procedures and frequencies while paying special attention to decontamination of equipment, including patient care equipment
7  Identify the main blood borne viruses which pose a threat and the methods that prevent the spread of infections
8  Examine the role of antibiotics and the importance of correct and safe antibiotic use to avoid antibiotic resistance
9  Differentiate  between social hand hygiene, antiseptic hand hygiene and surgical hand hygiene to include the correct use of alcohol hand gels and the need for good personal skin care and efficient hand washing
10  Implement the local terminal cleaning procedure in a range of settings, such as an isolation room, single use items and outbreak management


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