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Infection Prevention & Control in the Care Home
Infection prevention and control

Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) is a key element identified by Skills for Care and is vital to the well-being of people that we support and care for. Good infection prevention and control techniques will help to keep you and your residents safe from all illnesses.

This Care Home based course provides substantial support in making sure you understand and comply with legal obligations as well as significantly improving staff skills/knowledge in this area. As you complete this course, you will find that the basic principles of infection prevention and control are easy to understand.

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Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) is a key element identified by Skills for Care and is vital to the well-being of people that we support and care for. Good infection prevention and control techniques will help to keep you and your residents safe from all illnesses.

This Care Home based course provides substantial support in making sure you understand and comply with legal obligations as well as significantly improving staff skills/knowledge in this area. As you complete this course, you will find that the basic principles of infection prevention and control are easy to understand.

Looking for the Home Care (Domiciliary) course? Click here

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“This video based training is very interesting and informative. It provides in-depth knowledge about infection prevention and control.”
 
Dharamsinh Parwar – Conewood Manor

Overview

This online training course has been designed specifically for Care and Support Workers working in a social care setting. It may also be useful to a wider audience of people who would like to know more about Infection Prevention & Control in the Care Home.

14 Interactive Chapters, Assessment Quiz and a CPD Accredited Certificate

Subjects covered include:

  • Why is Infection Prevention and Control so important?
  • Chain of Infection
  • Legislation and Guidance
  • Systems to Manage and Monitor IPC
  • Clean Environment
  • Cleaning Equipment
  • Cleaning Urinals / Bedpans / Commode Pans / Bedpan Holders
  • Adopting Good Practice (Effective Hand Hygiene, Appropriate Use of Personal Protective Equipment, Preventing Exposure to Blood and Body Fluids, Safe Management of Urinary Catheters & Safe Handling of Food)
  • Managing Individuals with an Infection
  • Handling & Storage of Specimens
  • Managing Clean & Used Laundry
  • Managing Waste (The National Colour-Coding System, Sharps Disposal & Storage of Waste)
  • Staff Health
  • Putting on and Taking off PPE
On average this online course should take around 40 minutes.

England

Care Certificate Standard 15

NOS: IPC6.2012

RQF: The principles of infection prevention and control (Level 2 Diploma in Care, Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care, Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support), Causes and Spread of Infection (Level 2 Diploma in Care, Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care, Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support)

Wales

All Wales Induction Framework for Health and Social Care (AWIFHSC) Sections 3 & 7

Scotland

National Care Standards

Northern Ireland

NISCC’s Induction Standards

Joy Allen, LinkedIn Profile

Senior Infection Control Nurse at Kirklees Council, University of the Highlands and Islands Infection Prevention Society.

Peter Phillips, MCIEH & CMIOSH, LRB Consulting

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