Infection Control Training

The goal of this infection control training program is to lessen the likelihood of illness and infection spreading in a care setting.

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The goal of this infection control training program is to lessen the likelihood of illness and infection spreading in a care setting.

If you work in the care industry, you must have this requirement.

Through the adoption of best practice techniques, which we hope to teach during this session, cross infection and contamination can be minimized and the risk reduced.

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Infection Control Training FAQs

We can deliver this training at your premises, as long as it’s within the UK. Also, have our own venues in UK if you need access to a training room (additional charges will apply). in addition, we can also deliver this training virtually using Zoom. However, sessions delivered via Zoom will be theory only and will not include any practical.

This training will last 2-3 hours. We give a range of time to account for variable factors such as; underlying knowledge and competence of delegates, class interaction and engagement and reduced delegate numbers. In addition, if a course finishes earlier than the allotted time, it will be due to one of these reasons. However, our trainer will ensure that all learning outcomes have been met.
In short, no. No classroom-based training course can give you full competency – be very wary of anyone claiming they can. Importantly, our classroom-based assessments are designed to bridge the gap between classroom learning and workplace competency. We will be sure to provide you with the relevant workbooks and competency proformas to be observed and signed off within the workplace according to your local policy.

Infection Control Training

The goal of this infection control training program is to lessen the likelihood of illness and infection spreading in a care setting. Anyone employed in the care industry is required to have this. Through the adoption of best practice techniques, which we hope to teach during this session, cross infection and contamination can be minimized and the risk reduced.

  • Course Duration: 2- 3 hours
  • Course Level: Level 2
  • Certificate: 1-year certificate
  • Max Delegates: 12
  • Practical: Yes

Course Summary:

With an emphasis on healthcare, the infection control awareness training provides learners with the fundamental information and useful skills they need to effectively prevent and manage infections in a variety of contexts. Attendees will be well-equipped to use infection control techniques to help create a safer and healthier environment by the end of the course.

Course Outline: Infection Control Training

Healthcare professionals can minimize the spread of illnesses in medical settings by learning the necessary skills through infection control awareness training. This course addresses:

Module 1: Legislation and Infection Control (30 minutes)

In this module, we will explore the legal framework surrounding infection control and understand the roles and responsibilities of both employers and employees.

  • 1.1 Discussing Legislation related to Infection Prevention Control Measures
    • Understanding the legal framework for infection control.
  • 1.2 Employer and Employee Responsibilities
    • Examining the roles and responsibilities of employers and employees in infection prevention.

Module 2: Understanding Infection Control (30 minutes)

This module lays the foundation by defining essential terms and explaining the chain of infection, the core concept in understanding how infections spread.

  • 2.1 Reviewing the Definition of Infection Control and Prevention
    • Defining key terms and concepts related to infection control.
  • 2.2 The Chain of Infection
    • Understanding how infections spread through the chain of infection.

Module 3: Preventing Infection Spread (45 minutes)

This module focuses on practical measures to prevent the spread of infections, including the proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and hand hygiene.

  • 3.1 Importance of Correct Types of PPE
    • Exploring personal protective equipment (PPE) and its role in preventing infection.
  • 3.2 Importance of Correct Hand Washing Techniques
    • Examining proper hand washing techniques and their significance in infection control.

Module 4: Hospital Acquired Infection (HAI) (45 minutes)

This module focuses on the significant issue of (HAIs) and strategies to prevent them within healthcare settings.

  • 4.1 Understanding Hospital Acquired Infections
    • Defining HAIs and their impact on healthcare settings.
  • 4.2 Strategies for HAI Prevention
    • Exploring measures to prevent and reduce HAIs in healthcare facilities.

Conclusion and Practical Application (30 minutes)

In this concluding module, we recap key takeaways and allow attendees to apply their knowledge through practical exercises and discussions.

  • Recap and Key Takeaways from the Course.
  • Practical exercises and demonstrations on proper hand hygiene and PPE usage.
  • Open floor for Questions and Discussions.

Assessment and Certification (15 minutes)

The course concludes with an assessment to gauge understanding, followed by the awarding of Certificates of Completion.

  • Quiz or Knowledge Check.
  • Distribution of Certificates of Completion.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, you will be able to:

  1. Explain Legislation related to Infection Prevention Control Measures.
  2. Identify Employer and Employee Responsibilities in relation to Infection Control.
  3. Explain the Definition of Infection Control and Prevention.
  4. Identify the Chain of Infection and how Infection is Spread.
  5. List the Importance of using correct types of PPE & Importance of Correct hand washing technique.
  6. Explain Hospital Acquired Infection (HAI).

Who Should Attend:

This course is suitable for healthcare professionals, caregivers, and anyone working in environments where infection control is crucial. It is suitable for individuals at all levels of experience and expertise.

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Course Format:

  • Face to Face Modules.
  • Hands-on Practical Sessions.
  • Assessments and Quizzes.
  • Certificate of Completion.

Q: Who will conduct the training?

A: One of our expert tutor,  These are either Nurses or Doctors with abundant clinical experience and knowledge – so you’ll be in great hands! We will let you know who is doing the training in advance. You can check out their skills and experience by finding them on our meet the team page.

Q: What equipment will you use for training?

A: We have a variety of different training equipment and tools available. The training will be relevant and transferable. However, if you have a specific requirement for a particular type of equipment, please make this clear during the booking process, and the team will ensure this is provided.

Alternatively, we can use your own equipment for training.

Other Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. FAQ: What is infection control training, and why is it important?

Answer: Infection control training teaches individuals how to prevent the spread of infections in healthcare and other settings. It’s crucial because it helps protect patients, healthcare workers, and the community from the transmission of harmful germs and diseases.

2. FAQ: Who should undergo infection control training?

Answer: Training in infection control is mandatory for healthcare workers, such as nurses, physicians, and support personnel. It is particularly helpful for those who work in settings like daycare centers, restaurants, and assisted living homes, where preventing infections is essential.

3. FAQ: What topics are covered in infection control training?

Answer: Infection control training typically covers a range of topics, including hand hygiene, the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), cleaning and disinfection procedures, and understanding how infections are transmitted.

4. FAQ: Is infection control training mandatory for healthcare workers?

Answer: In the UK, infection control training is frequently required for healthcare professionals. Regular training is mandated by healthcare facilities and businesses to ensure adherence to infection prevention protocols and sustain a secure work environment for both employees and patients.

5. FAQ: How can I access infection control training in the UK?

Answer: In the UK, there are three different ways to receive infection control training: online, mixed, and in-person. In the UK, one of the top companies offering infection control training is Caring for Care. Our courses are current and compliant with national infection control criteria.

6. FAQ: Is infection control training relevant outside of healthcare settings?

Yes, training in infection control is applicable outside of hospital environments. In a variety of settings, including restaurants, workplaces, schools, and public areas, it is crucial to stop the spread of illnesses like the flu and the common cold. Anyone who works or lives in a social environment might gain from understanding infection control.

7. FAQ: How often should I renew my infection control training certification?

Answer: Depending on your position and the rules at work, the frequency of infection control training certification renewals may change. It is frequently necessary in the healthcare industry to ensure that healthcare workers remain up to speed with the most recent guidelines and practices on an annual or biennial basis. It is recommended to inquire about specific renewal requirements in your business or area with your employer or the appropriate authorities.