Infection Prevention and Control | Online E-learning

Save lives and protect your workplace, by safeguarding against infection

Infections in healthcare environments can be very dangerous for patients, and can also affect staff and visitors. This Infection Prevention and Control e-learning provides a wide understanding of the dangers of infection, how to prevent them from spreading, and the responsibilities everyone has under the current laws and codes of practice.

Developed by healthcare professionals, this online Infection Prevention and Control training is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of infection safety in your workplace.

With the serious risks that healthcare infections can pose, this training focuses on the crucial aspects of good practice, management, and legislative compliance. This ranges from simple day-to-day tasks – such as hand hygiene, working with sharps, laundry and waste – to larger working strategies, and the responsibilities of everybody under law.

Staff in all healthcare roles, where risk of infection exists, will learn how to save lives and protect the safety of staff, patients and visitors on their premises.

What will I learn?

By the end of this Infection Prevention and Control training, you will be able to:

  • State relevant legislation and codes of practice
  • Describe the meaning of infection
  • Describe ways that infection is transmitted
  • Recognise the issue of healthcare associated infections (HCAI)
  • Outline standard control precautions
  • Describe decontamination, disinfection, sterilisation and cleaning
  • Carry out risk assessments
  • Recognise the importance of personal hygiene
  • Outline antimicrobial stewardship
  • Report incidents correctly
  • Use and dispose of sharps safely
  • Apply correct infection management and isolation

Who should take this course?

This Infection Prevention and Control e-learning is suitable for anyone working in a healthcare environment, where risk of infection may exist.

Applicants must be proficient in written and spoken English. Contact us to find out about our bespoke multi-lingual courses.

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escalla Healthcare is one of the UK’s leading healthcare education providers, and celebrates over 25 years of working in the health sector.

Our bespoke and off-the-shelf catalogue utilise the latest interactive learning techniques and platforms. Learners benefit from informative and engaging content, with built-in assessment, certification and hosting options.

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Infection prevention and control course Content

  • Health and Social Care Act 2012
  • What is an infection?
  • Chain of infection
  • Transmission routes
  • Healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs)
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Standard precautions
  • Risk assessment
  • Immunisation
  • Clothing
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Respiratory hygiene and etiquette
  • Pathology
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Care of the deceased
  • Reporting illnesses
  • Reporting incidents
  • The importance of hand hygiene
  • Five moments
  • Performing hand hygiene
  • Hand-rubbing and handwashing
  • Commonly missed areas
  • What is a sharps injury?
  • Sharps handling
  • Sharps disposal
  • Initial injury management
  • Significant exposure
  • What is decontamination?
  • Cleaning
  • Disinfection
  • Sterilisation
  • General cleaning
  • National colour scheme
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Environment management
  • Patient rooms
  • Common protocols
  • Equipment management
  • Medical devices
  • Spillages
  • Linen management
  • Uniforms
  • Waste disposal
  • Waste categories
  • Waste streams
  • MRSA
  • Other infections
  • Scabies
  • Head lice
  • Diarrhoea
  • Patient placement
  • Isolation requirements
  • Entering and existing isolation areas
  • Module 9: Summary
  • Key principles
  • Final reminder