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

This infection control training course aims to help reduce the risk of spreading disease and infection in a care environment

This is a mandatory requirement for anyone working within the Care Industry.

Cross infection and contamination can be controlled and the risk reduced through adopting best practice technique which we aim to teach during this course.

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

Course Summary:

The Infection Control Awareness Training equips participants with essential knowledge and practical skills to effectively prevent and manage infections in various settings, with a particular focus on healthcare. By the end of this course, attendees will be well-prepared to contribute to a safer and healthier environment through infection control measures.

Course Outline: Infection Control Training

Infection control awareness training helps healthcare workers learn the skills needed to minimise the spread of infections in medical settings. This course covers:

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.
  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:  These are either Nurses or Doctors with abundant clinical care 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: Infection control training is essential for healthcare professionals, including nurses, doctors, and support staff. It is also valuable for anyone working in environments where infection prevention is critical, such as childcare, food services, and long-term care facilities.

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: Yes, infection control training is often mandatory for healthcare workers in the UK. Healthcare institutions and employers require their staff to undergo regular training to ensure compliance with infection prevention guidelines and maintain a safe environment for patients and staff.

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

Answer: In the UK, infection control training is available through online, blended, and Face to Face training. Caring for Care is one of the leading training providers on Infection Control training in the UK.  Our Courses are up-to-date and in line with national guidelines for infection prevention.

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

Answer: Yes, infection control training is relevant beyond healthcare settings. It is essential in various environments such as schools, restaurants, offices, and public spaces to prevent the spread of infections like the common cold or flu. Anyone working or residing in communal settings can benefit from infection control knowledge.

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

Answer: The frequency of renewing infection control training certification may vary depending on your role and workplace policies. In healthcare, it is often required annually or biennially to ensure that healthcare professionals stay updated with the latest guidelines and practices. However, it’s advisable to check with your employer or relevant authorities for specific renewal requirements in your area or industry.