Infection Control

All care providers have legal responsibilities to minimise risk of infection; these duties require that care staff receive suitable information, instruction, training and supervision related to infection control.

Learning Aims

While looking at the issues surrounding infection control in the care environment learners will gain an understanding of their personal responsibilities in protecting themselves and their clients from the spread of infection.

Course Content

• Legislation
• Infection and how it spreads
• Preventing cross-contamination
• Handwashing
• Personal protective equipment
• Waste disposal
• Laundry

Complementary Courses

• Health and Safety Awareness
• Record Keeping and Documentation
• Administration of Medicines

QCF

D/600/8989; L/501/6737; H/501/7103; K/602/4032

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