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To train participants to be able to reduce infection risk.
• Understanding what infection is
• Understanding the role of cleaning in tackling infection
• Review Health Care Acquired Infections (HCAI)
• How to tackle MRSA
Care staff who must address and implement infection control measures.
- At risk groups
- Responsibilities of the employer and the employee
- Health hazards
- Standard infection and control precautions
- Review Aseptic technique
- Risk of exposure to BBV- blood borne viruses
- Pathogens and breaking the chain
- Hygiene hazards
- Role of micro-organisms in infection
- Infective dose
- Types of transmissions
- Hand washing
- Types of cleaners – detergents, disinfectants and sanitisers
- Cleaning schedule
- Cleaning process
- Use of PPE
- Disposal of waste
- CQC assessment
This course has been mapped to the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 (Part 3), the Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations 2009 (Part 4), and the CQC Guidance for providers on meeting the regulations. It also complies with Regulation 12 Safe Care and Treatment and Regulation 18 Staffing of the CQC fundamental standards are met.
This course is delivered on site, at the client’s premises or nominated venue.
Summary & Booking
This course is designed for care staff who have an infection control responsibility. It covers hand washing, theory of how infections spread and how good working practise has a role to play in tackling infection.