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Care Certificate Standard Number 15 – Infection Prevention and Control

Care Certificate Standard Number 15 – Infection Prevention and Control

This Infection Prevention and Control Level 1 online course will give an overview of prevention and control of healthcare-associated infection, how they are spread, and the impact these infections have on patients and your duty of care.


Duration: 2 Hour     CPD Points: 2

  • Objectives

    At the end of this course, the learner will be able to:

    • Describe and explain the consequences of infection and how infections are spread in a healthcare setting
    • Describe the impact of infections on patients and your duty of care to your patients
    • Understand how personal protective equipment, hand hygiene, management of blood, body fluids, shares, the environment, and care equipment can help prevent the spread of infection
  • Course Content

    Unit 1

    • Care Certificate Standard 15 -Infection Prevention and Control – Course Introduction
    • Introduction
    • Overview
    • Knowledge Check – How are HCAIs Spread?
    • What are HCAIs?
    • Common HCAIs
    • Use of Antibiotics
    • Types of HCAIs
    • How HCAIs Spread
    • Illnesses Cause by HCAIs
    • Patient Experiences
    • Knowledge Check – Who is Responsible?
    • Appearance and Hygiene
    • Duty of Care
    • Caring for Your Health
    • Bloodborne Viruses
    • Skin Condition
    • Are You Fit to Work
    • Prevent the Spread
    • Managing Infection Prevention and Control

    Unit 2

    • The Chain of Infection
    • Knowledge Check – Chain of Infection
    • Standard Principles
    • Types of Hand Cleaning
    • Proper Hand Hygiene
    • Using Alcohol-Based Handrubs
    • Hand Washing
    • Knowledge Check – Hand Hygiene
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Types of Gloves
    • Types of Aprons
    • Face Protection
    • Knowledge Check – Gloves
    • Responsibilities
    • Managing the Environment
    • Knowledge Check – Dust Danger
    • Cleaning Schedules
    • Storing Cleaning Equipment
    • National Colour Scheme for Cleaning Materials
    • Blood and Body Fluid Spillage
    • Spillage Kits
    • Safe Handling and Disposal
    • Types of Sharps
    • Sharps Disposal Containers
    • Sharps Injuries
    • Handling Linen
    • Linen Classification
    • Separating Linen
    • Safe Linen Handling
    • Healthcare Waste Disposal
    • Hazardous Waste 
    • Waste Streams
    • Disposing of Medicines
    • Hazardous Waste Bags
    • Anatomical Waste
    • Non-Hazardous Waste
  • Certification

    On successful completion of the quiz, you will be awarded a CPD accredited Care Certificate Standard 15 infection prevention and control Course free course certificate.


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