Overview of Course
This course gives a basic understanding of microbiology and shows clearly how infections spread directly and indirectly. A comprehensive overview of standard and transmission-based precautions is provided. Hand Hygiene is a primary focus throughout this training. Use of personal protective equipment is also explored. Health and safety and risk management issues in infection control are covered. It provides an overview of common infectious diseases and blood borne viruses and the chain of infection. Disposing of sharps and waste appropriately and safely is discussed in this course. Management of difficult situations and current challenges in infection control are outlined.
Aims of Course
To provide an up to date working knowledge of the general principles and best practice in infection prevention and control.
To provide clear and consistent guidelines on Best Practice in Infection Prevention and Control underpinned by current research and evidence-based practice. Participants of this programme will be equipped to play an important role in infection control in their workplace on completion of the training.
Anyone interested in updating their knowledge of infection prevention and control in healthcare settings.