- The Level 2 National Award in the Principles and Practices of Infection Prevention and Control qualification is designed to provider learners with the underpinning knowledge to contribute to the prevention of infection and disease in the healthcare setting.
- The qualification is ideal for new starters and experienced staff requiring a refresher alike and is designed for the health and social care sectors including private ambulance services, nursing homes, care homes, domiciliary care providers, nurseries, custody suites, doctor’s surgeries, dental surgeries etc.
- The qualification has been designed to incorporate the guidance and best practices of infection control from the Health Protection Agency and other Government guidance.
Course Aim: First Aid At Work
- The aim of the course is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to prevent and control the spread of infections in the health and social care setting.
- Aims and Learning Outcomes
- Policies and Legislation related to Infection Control
- Legal responsibilities of employers and employees in preventing infections
- Roles and responsibilities of employers and employees in the workplace for preventing infections
- Definition of Infection Control
- Basic Microbiology
- Causes of infection and diseases
- Types of micro-organisms
- Pathogens and causative agents-MRSA, Clostridium |Difficile, Norovirus
- The chain of infection
- Infection control precautions
- Principles of effective Handwashing
- Principles of cleaning and decontamination of general equipment
- Use of Personal Protective Equipment
- Procedures on how to prevent infection in a workplace
- Documentation and record keeping in workplace
- Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Duration: 6 Hours
Lunch will not be provided only Tea and coffee will be provided in the morning and during breaks.