Upcoming Infection Control courses

February 21, 2018

One of the leading course types at JD Training is Infection Control, it is an area within care that cannot be stressed enough and needs to be performed to the highest standard consistently which is why we believe the training needs to be first-rate to ensure learners take the skills taught to their workplace. Infection Control is integral to ensure the well being of both service users and staff. Here are some of the courses we have available in March:

Lead and Manage Infection Prevention and Control within the Work Settings (Level 5)

Dates: 10th & 17th April

Times: 9:15am – 4pm

Cost: £175pp + VAT (All registration and certification fees included in cost)

 

The purpose of this 2 day course is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill, and competence to prevent and control infection within their health & social care work setting. It is important to understand current infection prevention and control policies, procedures and practices as well as the implementation of strategies and leading the proper procedures. This course will equip learners with both the necessary practical skills as well as the academic knowledge required for effective infection control. All learning outcomes are listed below:

  1. Understand current infection prevention and control policies, procedures and practices
  2. Be able to lead the implementation of policies and procedures for infection prevention and control
  3. Be able to manage the exchange of information about infections
  4. Be able to lead the practice of infection prevention and control
  5. Be able to manage risk management in infection prevention and control
  6. Be able to review the effectiveness of policies, procedures and practices for infection prevention and control
  7. Summarise the various types of microorganisms, the elements required for the growth, spread and subsequent infection process, to include direct and indirect contact, knowledge of the chain of infection and the need for vigilance and safe practice at all times
  8. Analyse the predisposing factors to the development of healthcare-acquired infections to include contact precautions, respiratory precautions and enteric precautions
  9. Discuss the role and functions of the local infection control team members, to include local policy in relation to dress, staff health and travel associated infections
  10. Investigate the terms cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation to include cleaning standards, procedures and frequencies while paying special attention to decontamination of equipment, including patient care equipment
  11. Identify the main blood borne viruses which pose a threat and the methods that prevent the spread of infections
  12. Differentiate between social hand hygiene, antiseptic hand hygiene and surgical hand hygiene to include the correct use of alcohol hand gels and the need for good personal skin care and efficient hand washing
  13. Implement the local terminal cleaning procedure in a range of settings, such as an isolation room, single use items and outbreak management
  14. Apply appropriate management of blood and body fluid spillages, to include policies for dealing with clean and soiled linen, the disposal of sharps and the correct management following inoculation, injury or accidental exposure to blood and body fluid

 

 

Infection Control Champions

Dates: 12th, 27th March 2018

Times: 1pm-4pm

Cost: £25pp + VAT

 

This half-day course has been developed to support staff who have been identified as a workplace infection control champion. Learners will gain a greater understanding of infection prevention and control, the requirements of legislation and regulations as well as how to support these in the work place.

The Health and Social Care Act 2008 – Code of Practice on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance state: ‘Good infection prevention (including cleanliness) is essential to ensure that people who use health and social care services receive safe and effective care. Effective prevention and control of infection must be part of everyday practice and be applied consistently by everyone.

The knowledge gained from this course will support champions to promote good practice in the prevention and control of infection whilst working in environments such as residential care homes, hospitals, supported living services and homecare services.

This course has been developed to assist champions with the requirements of audits that they may need to perform:

  • Hand Hygiene
  • Equipment
  • Mattress
  • General Environment

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