Infection Prevention & Control in the Care Home

Infection 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 IPC is essential for service users, staff and managers as well as your business as a whole. This Care Home based video provides substantial support in making sure you understand and comply with legal obligations as well as significantly improving staff skills/knowledge in this area.

Subjects covered include: 

• Why IPC • 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

Format Video-based eLearning
Course Duration   
33 Minutes approximately
Course Content 12 Interactive Chapters, Assessment Quiz and a CPD Accredited Certificate
Consultant Lynn Parker, independent infection control advisor and infection control specialist
Peer Review   Peter Phillips, MCIEH & CMIOSH, LRB Consulting
 Standards   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)


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


National Care Standards

Northern Ireland

NISCC's Induction Standards

References The Care Certificate, AWIFHSC

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