Infection, Prevention and Control - for Health and Social Care
Infection, Prevention and Control - for Health and Social Care

Infection, Prevention and Control - for Health and Social Care

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Part Number:59
  • Modules:5
  • Duration:30 minutes
If you’re working with adults who may be ill or vulnerable to infection then you need to be particularly vigilant in infection control. NICE (The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) estimates that 300,000 patients a year in England acquire a healthcare-associated infection as a result of care within the NHS.

Infection control in hospitals and care homes is therefore critical: it harms patients who are already vulnerable and costs healthcare institutions too. This course tells you what causes illness and what you can do to minimise the risk of infection.

In this course you will learn:
  • About how infection can get into the body
  • The causes of disease
  • How you can stop the spread of infection
  • How to maintain good hand hygiene
  • What to do if you are ill
  • What is personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • When and how to use PPE
  • What to do with soiled linen and clinical waste
The knowledge element of standard 15 of the Care Certificate is covered in this course. 

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