Infection Prevention and Control

This half day course is aimed at Healthcare professionals/ employees or anybody required to adhere to infection control principles

Content:

  • Background to Infection Control including basic microbiology.
  • The chain of infection, sources of micro-organisms, routes of transmission and possible susceptible host.
  • Appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • The safe use and disposal of sharps.
  • Standard infection control precautions including, safe handling and disposal of waste, safe management of laundry, maintenance of a clean environment and decontamination.
  • Handwashing technique and also Alcohol Handrub Technique. (using Fluorescent Hand Machine & UV hand cream to access effectiveness of technique).
  • Other considerations in infection control such as the management of common infections, healthcare acquired infections and increased antibiotic resistance etc.